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Bidwell Mansion

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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An Annual Christmas Outing

We had never been to the Mansion and so glad we finally visited especially at christmas. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Sharron A
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Chico, California
Bidwell Mansion yields California history

Worth a visit if you enjoy local and regional history. The Bidwell Mansion was the home of John... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
KManSafetyDude
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Yucca Valley, California
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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had never been to the Mansion and so glad we finally visited especially at christmas. Beautiful decorations and the historical significance transported you back to another era. our guid was very informative.

Thank Sharron A
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Worth a visit if you enjoy local and regional history. The Bidwell Mansion was the home of John Bidwell and his wife Annie. John was a pioneer into the region and founded Chico. He became wealthy as a farmer as well as a politician and...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

John Bidwell is the founder of the city of Chico and the mansion is well preserved and a great place to learn the history of the community as well as some information about Bidwell and his wife, Annie. Guided tours step off every hour on...More

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you are interested in the history of Chico, this is a great place to start. The Visitors Center has an informative exhibit about John Bidwell, the founder of Chico, and how he and his wife Annie shaped the town. There is also a 25...More

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

When decorating the Bidwell Mansion, they used old photos and recreated the rooms as closely as possible. When we were there, the top floor was lacking some of the style of the first floor. It is well worth the stop if you are interested in...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Take a tour from friendly guides through this gorgeous mansion belonging to our City's founders. Christmas time is the ideal time to visit as they decorate and there are typically barbershop singers caroling and it is fun for the entire family.

Thank Nichole N
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

I had heard of General Bidwell. But was not aware of he and his wife's influence on California history.

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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I study at Chico State university i dont relay see much in it you can see the old cars they usto use the only thing i really enjoyed is i got to read the post and it tells you the story of the university and...More

Thank Nouf A
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Bidwell Mansion is in the center of Chico. It was built by the founding father of the community - General Bidwell in the late 1800's.

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

We visited Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. The key feature of this park is the 26 room Victorian Mansion. At the time it was built, the mansion had the most modern plumbing, gas lighting and water systems. The home was owned by John Bidwell and...More

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lshoquist
28 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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