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All reviews his wife flush toilets three floors indoor plumbing answered every question great history chico state university original furnishings guided tour period pieces nice job no elevator interesting artifacts chico area park ranger beautiful grounds next door
Great tour provided by Park Ranger. Tour includes grounds and first and second floor. Victorian design many original items some from same time period.grounds include car garage. Very interesting exhibit. Close to csu Chico campus take a walk on campus later. Affordable and small gift...More
Bidwell Mansion lies at the center of Chico, the pride and joy of all. Its architectural design hearkens back to an age when land owners displayed their success with large mannors. The furnished mansion is on display, with a docent providing the historical backdrop. All...More
If you want to know the history of this community....a tour of the Bidwell Mansion is essential! You will learn how the Bidwells converted this sleepy area into a bustling farming community, business community and opened their house to the local tribe for education! Thanks...More
Pretty good tour with Gretchen she was very very knowledgeable. Gave lots of info and answered questions. Place is neat. However its not in its original state...about only 30%of the things there now ,belonged to the Bidwells.
Chico is foremost a college town. But it also has its own interesting little history entwined with major movements in U.S. history. The Gold Rush, the Suffragettes and Prohibition were all part of the lives of the Bidwells who founded Chico. Their story along with...More
My co-worker and I decided to stop in Chico for a bite to eat after being at a seminar in Oroville. We were so glad we did! I have lived in the surrounding area for 30+ years and never had taken the tour. The Mansion...More
The Bidwells got this community started and this nearly original house is our version of a museum! Very interesting, tours available and you get a real feel of the people who also founded Bidwell park!!!
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.
Adult 18 and over: $6
Youth 5-17: $3