Muheim, Heritage House
P.O. Box 14
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Thursday - Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
or by appointment
Welcome to Muheim
The Muheim Heritage House Museum, a Registered National Historic site,
was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim beginning in 1898. The first four
rooms were completed in 1902. As the family grew, six more rooms were added.
The house was completed in 1915. Located at 207 Youngblood Hill, the home is
an example of late 19th century architecture and has been restored to its
Joseph M. Muheim, Sr., was an early Bisbee entrepreneur who emigrated from
Switzerland in 1883. Muheim brewed beer for thirsty miners for about four
years before turning to mining investments and real estate. He erected the
Muheim Block on Brewery Gulch, which housed the Brewery Bar, a stock exchange
and the Edelweis Restaurant. Later he and several prominent Bisbee businessman
founded the Miners & Merchants Bank (7 Main Street).
The Muheim Heritage House served as the family residence until 1975 when it
was donated to the City of Bisbee. The house was restored by the Bisbee
Council on the Arts & Humanities and opened as a museum in 1980.
Visitors to the house will enjoy the guided tour through the restored interior
with is period furnishings. This lovely pioneer home, situated in a hill
overlooking Old Bisbee, offers a magnificient panoramic view of the surroundings,
mountains and hillside homes on Brewery Gulch.
The house is available for special events such as small weddings, receptions,
and other intimate gatherings. Contact the Bisbee Council on the Arts &
Humanities staff at (520)432-7071 for additional information and we willbe
glad to help you arrange your special event.