Queen Mine Tour
Manager Douglas Graeme
Queen 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 originally opened.
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.
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.
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 one hour and fifteen minutes and
are offered at 9 a.m., 10:30a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. .
$12+tax for adults, $5+tax for youth (4-12). Children under the
age of 4 are free.
for information, reservations and group rates
Mine Tour Facts