We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
+1 520-432-7071
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff; very well done museum

Often the museums in more remote areas are interesting but they don't have the resources which the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mooney_231
,
Prescott, Arizona
I learned something I never knew.

The guide was very knowledgeable. I found it interesting to learn what it was like in the 1800's... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Jmariek
,
Greeley, Colorado
Read all 336 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this small rural museum chronicles the history of the historic mining town of Bisbee through a rich display of artifacts, photographs and interesting displays.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
CONTACT
Website
+1 520-432-7071
Write a Review
Reviews (336)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Often the museums in more remote areas are interesting but they don't have the resources which the larger city museums may draw upon. The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is very well done with excellent displays and is staffed with very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful...More

1  Thank Mooney_231
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable. I found it interesting to learn what it was like in the 1800's in this town.

Thank Jmariek
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Because I did not want to go into the mine, I chose to visit this museum. The staff was very informative and the exhibits were very well done, including some life size replica's of miners in the mine.

Thank j9grip
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The second floor contains "Digging In," an exhibit created in conjunction with the Smithsonian. It is very well done and interesting. The building that houses the museum is very historic and they have retained many of the original pieces. The display of photos and memorabilia...More

Thank TucsonTeeter
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This a perfect museum. You could spend an hour or two, depending on your interest. Besides reading about the history of Bisbee and about mining there are exhibits and things for kids to touch and play with. A short film to watch. Pictures and artifacts....More

Thank Memawiggy
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a well-done museum, comprising exhibits on two floors that tell the story of Bisbee and mining there. There is no audio tour so be prepared to read a lot of information on every exhibit. But if you like this sort of thing, you'll...More

Thank theprguy
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum takes you back in time and shows how important Bisbee was back in the days when the mines were operating and the population was a lot larger. It also makes a lot more sense of what you see if you take the mine...More

Thank GrannyJ0
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is an excellent museum. It is so educational. You will want to be sure to put this on your bucket list. Lots of history to be learned from this establishment. The historians did an excellent job.

Thank mzb37
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We spent a good hour or two here. Not cheap but worth it, I guess. Enjoyed learning about why Bisbee was important and the copper boom 100 years ago!

Thank MNataro
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great museum that tells the history of mining in Bisbee Arizona. Displays are well arranged and informative. The upstairs shows the minerals and equipment used in the mining of Bisbee. The Copper Queen mine is close by and the Copper Queen hotel is just behind...More

Thank alphawolfie
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Roka
662 reviews
.15 km away
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
764 reviews
.07 km away
Cafe Cornucopia
233 reviews
.11 km away
Bisbee's Tavolo
513 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Copper Queen Mine
555 reviews
.19 km away
Old Bisbee Brewing Company
197 reviews
.15 km away
Belleza Fine Art Gallery
19 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Craig P
24 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Craig P |
Thanks for the response. We will be sure to plan a visit on one of the 363 days the museum is open.
0
Votes
Craig P
22 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from seawitchflorida | Reviewed this property |
Phone: 520.432.7071 You might call and check holiday schedule or even call the Copper Queen Hotel which is across the street and part of the same history of Bisbee
1
Vote