Queen Mine Tours

City of Bisbee

118 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Welcome to the Queen Mine Tours!

The history of mining has been kept alive with the tour of the Queen Mine. The Queen Mine Tour, made possible through the cooperation of the City of Bisbee and Phelps Dodge, is the largest, most complete and authentic such tour in the United States.

The City of Bisbee is grateful to former Mayor Chuck Eads and the Bisbee volunteers who cleared thousands of tons of fallen rock and retimbered the old workings of the mine. The local effort and continuing management by Neto Chavez has brought more than a half million visitors to the Queen Mine.

For information about guest accommodations, dining establishments, events and other points of interest, contact:

The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce
In The Bisbee Historic District

Queen Mine Underground Tour

Explore one of the oldest copper mines in Arizona. The tour guides, who are former miners, show how turn-of-the-century mines were operated.

*The Queen Mine has natural ventilation due to the many drifts and shafts throughout the area. The Average temperature is 47 degrees, so visitors are advised to bring a sweater or jacket, even in summer. The Mine Tour furnishes a slicker, a hard hat and a battery-pack light.

Historic Walking Tour

This guided tour includes historic and anecdotal stories about Old Bisbee.

Historic District & Surface Mine Tours

This narrated van tour takes you to the leaching plant, mine shafts, atop dumps, around the perimeter of the pit, and through the city as turn-of-the-century architecture.

All tours leave from the Queen Mine Tour Building located immediately south of Old Bisbee's Business District, off the U.S. 80 interchange. Tours last about 75 minutes. Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Groups must reserve at least a week in advance. All Tours Run 7 Days a Week

Cochise County Tours

Guided van tours to unique, scenic, and historic Cochise County destinations. Tours vary in length and include a catered lunch.

  • Mile Hi/Ramsey Canyon Preserve: a scenic, world-class hummingbird sanctuary
  • Slaughter Ranch Museum: home of famous Wild West lawman Long John Slaughter
  • Lehner Mammoth Kiss Site: earliest evidence of man in the New World
  • Chiricahua National Monument:spectacular wind-carved rock spires & Native American history
  • Coronado National Memorial: commemorates first Spanish entry into the United States
  • San Pedro Riparian Nat'l Conversation Area: peaceful river walks; one of the "last great places"
  • Fort Bowie: Geronimo sent into exile from here
  • Cochise Stronghold:rugged burial ground of the great Apache chief
  • Amerind Foundation museum of the American Indian culture

    For Information, Reservations and Group Rates, Contact:
    Queen Mine Tours/City of Bisbee
    119 Arizona St., Bisbee, AZ 85603

    Call the Queen Mine Tour for Reservations and more Information. (Prices subject to applicable taxes; prices subject to change).

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