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Turquoise Hunt News

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<h4>Turquoise Hunt News</h4>Due to the extensive reclamation work undertaken by Freeport Minerals Company, Copper Queen Branch, the Turquoise Hunt for 2015 has been cancelled.  Check early next year to see if we are able to offer this popular tour in the Fall of 2016.... read more

Turquoise Hunt News

Sorry -
Due to the extensive reclamation work undertaken by Freeport Minerals Company, Copper Queen Branch, the Turquoise Hunt for 2015 has been cancelled.  Check early next year to see if we are able to offer this popular tour in the Fall of 2016.
You Haven't Seen Bisbee until You've Seen the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.

Photo of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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 architecture and mining landscape, but in a museum that has welcomed, educated and entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Historic photo of Bisbee

Bisbee's storied past is recorded, reflected and retold in this museum like no other; it is one of only 2,000 sites nationwide honored as a National Registered Landmark. Once the corporate headquarters of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company (eventually purchased by Phelps Dodge Corporation), the museum is at the center of town and at the heart of its history, an evolving tribute to the community, its determined citizens and the industry that helped build it.

Queen Mine Tour Photo

What's more, it's part of the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program, the first museum in the southwest to be designated – and distinguished – as an Affiliate. Since 1998, this has been a growing partnership between the nation's largest museum and one of its smallest.

It gets better. Because once you've seen who did it and how it was done, you can walk over to the Queen Mine Tour, put on a hard hat and venture underground to see where it was done.

Hours:
Open Daily • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fees:
Adults: $7.50
Seniors (60+): $6.50
Children under 16: $3.00

Location:
No. 5 Copper Queen Plaza
Bisbee, Arizona
(520) 432-7071

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum Map



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