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Bidwell House Museum

100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
+1 413-528-6888
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Carefully restored off the beaten track

This is a well managed privately operated historic site in a very rural setting. The management... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
PeterinAlbany
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Albany, New York
THIS IS A MUST SEE

I visited the Bidwell House Museum recently and was very impressed with the restoration and also... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
lois p
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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An authentic Colonial home in the Berkshires, the 1750s residence of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 18th and 19th century furnishings, keeping room, parlors, bed chambers, 192 acres of fields and forest, heritage vegetable garden, flower gardens and stone walls, early farm and garden tools exhibit, hiking trails and picnic sites.Hours 11 am to 4 pm, with tours on the hour, Thursday through Monday. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a well managed privately operated historic site in a very rural setting. The management has tried hard to retain the original fabric and aura of the original. It is on the National Register. As with most such places it has been added to...More

Thank PeterinAlbany
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I visited the Bidwell House Museum recently and was very impressed with the restoration and also the guide who was very knowledgeable and made her presentation so interesting. It dates back to the 1700's when the first church was built here. Our guide was Maria...More

Thank lois p
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I learned so much in an hour's tour. It's easy to imagine how hard the pre-Revolutionary War pioneers must have toiled and somehow survived. Remarkable that this house lived on, once the settlers had moved to the surrounding river valleys. Maria is an articulate and...More

Thank BCN1952
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything we asked and knew the history of the area intimately, having grown up there. It made the house come alive, though the authenticity of furnishings and accessories was impressive on its own. The previous owners painstakingly renovated...More

Thank greenehouse2003
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure if the hours are correct on the website or yelp, but tried to go on aSunday afternoon. Not open for tours, but we walked the grounds. Falls not the time to see the garden so we tried the trails around the grounds. I...More

Thank koluwa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Got there on October 1. Museum was closed (not correctly annotated on website of The Trustees). There was a private tour, and they graciously allowed us to join them. The guide (who has been giving tours for several years) was OUTSTANDING. She was not only...More

1  Thank knick22016
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are interested in early American homes and history this is worth the trip. The guided tour is excellent. Full of facts about the house and the Bidwell family that brings the house to life. You can walk the grounds and look at some...More

Thank Boxman43
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This house and the entire property is well worth the time for a visit while in the Berkshires! "Ella," our hostess, was very professional while courteous and very knowledgeable of her task. Ella should be rewarded by her employers as an outstanding young lady.

Thank chixpox
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The house and grounds are a delightful and immersive experience about life in 18th century Massachusetts. The tour is $10 each and takes you through the house and a bit around the house. We had a knowledgeable, teen aged guide, Jacob, who carefully explained the...More

Thank garpofnyc
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

House was very interesting tour of mid-1700's life in rural western Massachusetts. Barn was fascinating. Gardens were lovely, especially the herb garden, even on a dreary rainy day. The young guide is an intern coming from the local high school. She obviously had done some...More

Thank Ethel K
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Response from Charlie P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that one. The person who lives in the house and gives tours is pretty nice, so if you explain that you have seen it before she might be amenable to letting you view the outside without paying, assuming that... More
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