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Bidwell Mansion

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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Lovely Mansion

The hubs and I were so glad we took this tour. This house is really “livable” even by today’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carey C
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Winter Garden, Florida
Local must see!

Fantastic tour! We had a good sized group ages 2 to 60 and there was definitely something for... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Ashley A
,
Chico, California
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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
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+1 530-895-6144
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hubs and I were so glad we took this tour. This house is really “livable” even by today’s standards. It’s comfortable, practical and very forward for the time (1868-just after the Civil War). Bidwell was quite forward thinking, egalitarian, (although IMHO, his one fault...More

Thank Carey C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour! We had a good sized group ages 2 to 60 and there was definitely something for everybody!! Docent was very knowledgeable and had lots of wonderful information on the history of the mansion, the Bidwells and Chico as well!

Thank Ashley A
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A great tour through a beautiful mansion. It lets you step back in time to the late 1800's/early 1900's. There are multiple flights of stairs to go up/go down so be prepared for this. It is not overly strenuous but you must know there will...More

Thank Winnie S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My son and I took the tour and was amazed to learn the history but it was shocking to see just how large this mansion is on the inside. Worth the experience.

Thank garyneel
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We have driven past this mansion for years and decided to find out about it. The tour lasted about 50 minutes and was packed with info. Mike our tour guide was able to point out every detail and answered every question that was asked. There...More

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Bidwell Mansion gives you a good history lesson in the town and surrounding area of Chico. From the first floor, to the family rooms upstairs and even to the ballroom, the mansion gives you a taste of the past. Docents answer all the questions and...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I was unable take a tour of the house due to timing issues, but the grounds were beautiful, the interactive museum was wonderfully done, and the gift shop was very nice.

Thank CaroleeBlake
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 834bettye
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lshoquist
27 April 2016|
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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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