History of the Mine
Mine was one of the richest copper mines in history. The mine opened in
1877 and eventually closed when Phelps Dodge discontinued mining
operations in Bisbee in the mid-1970’s. The Queen Mine opened once again
as a tour for visitors in 1976, nearly 100 years after the mine
Today approximately 50,000 people a year visit the Queen Mine Tour to commemorate Bisbee’s prosperous mining heritage and experience what it was like working underground where temperatures are 47 degrees year-round.
Visit the Mine
To take the tour, enter the changing house, pick up your mine token, and get outfitted with your slicker, helmet and miner’s headlamp. Board the mine train and descend into the mine. Tours are conducted by miners who worked in the mines and tell their own stories from personal experiences.
Schedule & Fees
Tours leave from the Queen Mine Tour Building located immediately south of Old Bisbee's business district, off the U.S. 80 interchange. Tours are available 5 times a day, 7 days a week. Reservations are suggested. Tours last about 1 hour and 15 minutes and are offered at the following times:
The cost for a tour is $12 plus tax for adults, $5 plus tax for youth ages 6 and above are welcome underground.