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Bidwell Mansion

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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Interesting to find out the history of the Mansion and John Bidwell

Really a great place to stop and spend time taking the tour. Really learned a lot about early... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ronald C
Upland, California
Very well done

One of the highlights of the Bidwell Mansion is the pictures of what the room looked like in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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Reviewed yesterday

Really a great place to stop and spend time taking the tour. Really learned a lot about early California history. Surprising what John Bidwell is a true California Pioneer. make sure you take the guided tour.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of the Bidwell Mansion is the pictures of what the room looked like in the 1800's and the recreation of that picture in the room. It really brought the history of the mansion to life.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was fantastic! Ann, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. She answered every question thrown at her!

Thank 834bettye
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Beautiful restored grounds. Gorgeous grounds. Very friendly guides. Just plain beautiful inside and outside

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Get a glimpse into California's past and go on a guided tour through a mansion of great historic significance. Guides give information on the happenings of the time period as well as information on the mansion and occupants.

Thank chicogardenguy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The tour guide is very informative and there is a lot of historical information about how Chico and the area came to be. Friend and I really enjoyed it

Thank 213terrii
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This home is a step back in history to the gold era. Mr. Bidwell did very well for himself and his wife. The home still holds some original furnishings though it was used as a women's dorm for a bit for Chico State.

Thank Patty K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

There is so much to see and hear about,, folks can spend hours here, the history is awesome, also the new museum next door you can go to and about take up a good part of the day, kids young and old will enjoy both,...More

Thank leroys2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you'd like to learn something about the Chico area you need to visit Bidwell Mansion. This is a beautifully maintained piece of property and has a historical carriage house on site. Your guides will be wearing period costumes while they give you your tour....More

Thank mcmurja
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The tour explains the history of Chico as well as the Bidwells and their mansion. Some of the books, art and furniture are original to the home and the rest they have done of very nice job of collecting.

Thank IguanaMomma
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27 April 2016|
Response from deborahbB3746SZ | Reviewed this property |
Saturday - Monday 11 AM to 5 PM. (Closed Tuesday - Friday) Tours are given every hour on the hour during hours of operation with the last tour starting at 4 pm. Tour admission: Adult 18 and over: $6 Youth 5-17: $3
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