Southern Arizona Sights

Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum

  • 5 Copper Queen Plaza Map It
  • Bisbee

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The redbrick structure this museum is housed in was built in 1897 to serve as the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Offices. The rooms today are filled with colorful exhibits, photographs, and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of Bisbee's early mining community. The exhibit "Bisbee: Urban Outpost on the Frontier" paints a fascinating portrait of how this "Shady Lady" of a mining town transformed into a true mini urban center. Upstairs, the "Digging In" exhibit shows you everything you ever wanted to know about copper mining, including what it felt and sounded like in a mining car. This was the first rural museum in the United States to become a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, and it tells a story you can take with you as you wander through Bisbee's funky streets.

Sight Information

Address:

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, Arizona, 85603, USA

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Phone:

520-432–7071

Sight Details:

  • $7.50
  • Daily 10–4

Published 11/18/2015

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