A Visitor's Guide to Bisbee's Historic Museums
You haven't seen Bisbee until you've seen the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.
Discover History: Explore Bisbee’s Past Today!
A Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum offers an interactive trip back in time for the whole family, telling the story of a western copper-mining town’s role in the industrialization of America. Copper is a pivotal part of the American Industrial Revolution and the museum makes it fun to learn about.
With a history deserving of National Landmark status, it’s only fitting that Bisbee’s past be captured and reflected in a museum like no other. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum takes you and your family back in time to the days of the Arizona Territory, telling the story of a copper-mining town’s role in the industrialization of America, a history of your grandparents’ generation. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum offers an interactive trip back in time for the whole family.
The Museum offers the stories of how people reacted to family and social issues through the last 125 years and how their responses helped shape the city, the state, and the nation.
Location: #5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, Arizona 85603
Phone: (520) 432-7071 ext. 1
Open: Thu to Mon 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults – $8, Children under 16 – $3, Seniors 65+ – $7, Group Rates Available
The Muheim Heritage House
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.
Hours: Open by appointment Admission: $4.00 Phone: (520) 432-4815 Location: 207 Youngblood Hill • Bisbee, AZ
Walk through the doors of the Bisbee Restoration Museum and into Bisbee's past! They have three floors of historic items donated or loaned by Bisbee families. From oddities like a copper High School diploma to a vast collection of textiles from quilts to wedding dresses and the equipment used to make them, our artifacts reflect the diverse and unique spirit that can still be felt in Bisbee today.
The People's Museum
All of the items in the museum were donated by people who lived in Bisbee, or their families. This allows you to experience a unique cross section of Bisbee through the years.
Their primary mission is to preserve the historic building and contents using the best conservation practices available and to educate Bisbee's residents, students, and visitors about Bisbee's unique history through displays, topical speakers, and special events.