The History of the Copper Queen Hotel

The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona, was completed in 1902 to accommodate the many people venturing to Southeastern Arizona.  Its turn of the century elegance hosted government officials and VIP visitors with business at the prosperous copper, silver, gold, and other mineral mines.

As the city in the Mule Mountains grew to over 25,000 residents by 1910, a colorful lifestyle surrounded the Copper Queen Hotel. Grand parties, family celebrations, important dignitary meetings along with tragedy became the history of the hotel.

Photos from Con Con Event

Prostitution was allowed in Arizona in the early 20th century.  Julia Lowell, a “lady of the evening” conducted her business in rooms on the third floor. She fell in love with a gentleman who did not return her love.  Unable to bear the rejection, Julia killed herself.  Her spirit is still there today, and she enjoys visiting men who are hotel guests, especially those staying in room 315.

The young son of a hotel worker often played in the hallways and dining room.  When he was 8 or 9, he drowned while swimming. The boy continues to have fun at the hotel.  His spirit is often seen playing on the third floor, under the tables in the dining room and he likes to play tricks on guests by moving and hiding things.

Over the years, Copper Queen Hotel guests, workers, and other visitors have enjoyed the charm of the hotel, many never want to leave. Their spirits often are present at the hotel and for the most part are friendly and wanting to have fun.  

Interview and Investigation from The Copper Queen Hotel, Bisbee, AZ.

The hotel is still the longest operating hotel in the State of Arizona and has been modernized with heat, air-conditioning, telephones, televisions and private baths.  The spirits invite you to visit the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee.

EVP Evidence From Copper Queen Hotel