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Bidwell Mansion

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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My son and I took the tour and was amazed to learn the history but it was shocking to see just how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chico, California
Very Interesting and Informative

We have driven past this mansion for years and decided to find out about it. The tour lasted about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin K
Waddell, Arizona
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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank backpackingfools
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
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
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
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
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
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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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