Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum
No. 5 Copper Queen Plaza
Once known as "The Queen of the Copper Camps", Bisbee nestles among the Mule Mountains of southeast Arizona, world renowned for its diverse minerals and wealth of copper. Although its mines closed in the 1970s, the town's legacy has been preserved not only in its architectural and mining landscape, but in a museum that has welcomed, educated, and entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Once the corporate headquarters of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, the Museum is at the center of town and at the heart of its history.
What's more, the Museum is the first rural affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution nationwide, forming a partnership between the nation's largest museum and one of its smallest.
Friday - Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00 , M- Th call for appointment
Copper Queen Library
6 Main Street
Originally located in a corner of the company store across the street, The Copper Queen was the first public library in Arizona. The current structure, built in 1905-06, is notable for its prominent three story high arches. The ground floor is occupied by the town's central post office, the second and third floors by the Bisbee Public Library. Its collections range from the original Pritchard donation of some 400 classic volumes to the most current titles (including print, audio, video, and electronic) in art, literature, history, politics, medicine, science, and popular culture. Friends of the Copper Queen Library is an association that sponsors educational and volunteer programs in connection with and support of the Library.
Monday - Tuesday Noon - 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
Bisbee Restoration Museum
37 Main Street
The Bisbee Restoration Museum is truly the People's Museum as all the items in the museum have been donated by people who lived in Bisbee, or their families. Experience a unique cross section of Bisbee through the years. The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. All donations and sales from their small gift shop goes directly back into the museum.
Thursday - Monday 10am to 3pm
Muheim Heritage House
207 Youngblood Hill
This lovely heritage home museum was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim. A National Historic site with Queen Anne architectural influences, the home was enlarged from 1898 through 1915 as the family grew. Docents provide guided tours through the restored interior with its period furnishings. From the gardens you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and hillside homes on Brewery Gulch.
The Muheim Heritage House is available for special events such as small weddings, receptions, and other intimate gatherings.
Open Daily 10am - 2pm or by appointment
Central School Project
43 Howell Avenue
Central School Project is a non-profit arts and cultural center with the three-fold mission of providing affordable creative space to working artists, preserving and adapting the historic Central School building as a cultural center, and fostering appreciation of the arts in the Bisbee community.
Open during events
Queen Mine Tour
478 N Dart Rd
Outfitted in hard hat, miner’s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors ride into the Queen Mine Tour each year—heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work underground.
Tours depart each day, seven days a week, from the Queen Mine Tour Building, located immediately south of Bisbee Arts & Culture District, off the U.S. 80 interchange.
Open Daily 9am - 3:30pm