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Ghost in Bidwell Mansion?

This is one of my favorite historical mansions! Dating back to the start of what is Now Chico, CA... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angel K
Chico, California
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Great way to travel back in time

The Bidwell Mansion has been transformed beautifully into the past. The guides are knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite historical mansions! Dating back to the start of what is Now Chico, CA. John Bidwell even had a run as the US president! Museum & guided or self guided tours is excellent! Just be on the lookout for Annie...More

Thank Angel K
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The Bidwell Mansion has been transformed beautifully into the past. The guides are knowledgeable and every detail has been taken into consideration. If you enjoy history, and even if you don't, give it a shot!! It is right at the Chico State University campus and...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Bidwell mansion tell about the history of Bidwell Park and chico! A great way to find out about the history of the area

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived early for an 11 am tour and spent about 20 minutes in the visitors center before our tour departed. Good history and interesting artifacts. This made some of the tour information repetitious. The house is incredible, especially for it’s time, but it’s a...More

1  Thank Acrenename
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our visitors from out of state wanted to visit Bidwell Mansion and we were surprised that there were more to see. It has been ages since my wife and I visited the mansion. It was great for us also because they opened a new floor...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Really enjoyed the tour, super interesting. I am one of those people who experiences a bit of "time travel" when immersed in a place like this. Fascinating to see how life was like then, The indoor plumbing was amazing. And history of Chico pretty interesting!

1  Thank Donna Rose S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We received an excellent tour with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Anna. The museum is well cared for and the visitor center has clean bathrooms and a nice gift shop.

Thank misadventureyels
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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
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
Reviewed 13 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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28 April 2016|
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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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