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Bidwell House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wonderful tour of house and grounds

Off the beaten track but well worth the visit. Amazed at knowledge of tour guides who are high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Fantastic tour!

The docent Devon was fabulous, so knowledgeable and friendly! She really brought the era to life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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“stone walls”(2 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
+1 413-528-6888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten track but well worth the visit. Amazed at knowledge of tour guides who are high school students. Learned a great deal and the grounds are beautiful.

Thank D H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The docent Devon was fabulous, so knowledgeable and friendly! She really brought the era to life!! I learned so much!

Thank ellenohubbard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second trip to BH&M. Great site for tours and special events. Learning why this historic home is tucked at the end of the road explains more about how New England was settled. Informative tour, rollicking period music, pleasant stone walls, garden,s and trails. Closest lunch...More

Thank thomasjohnston123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the first time and found a hidden gem of a historic house and garden. The docent was really informative and had great antidotes about the family and historic trivia which really made a huge difference in the visit. A must see.

Thank happygolucky310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History and beauty. Great tour of the house and yard. Much history told of it's inhabitants by a very knowledge guide.

Thank sewbrick2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour! The history of the house and the family that lived here was interesting. It was great to hear about how this house was restored! After the tour you can walk through the garden and trails on the property. Native...More

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Having seen many local elite mansions and galleries this was a wonderful insight into the early years of local settlement, with a true glimpse of life for those a little lower down the social scale! Our guide, Jo, was knowledgable and welcoming. The collection itself...More

Thank Maggiefantastic
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Beautifully restored house with a rich collection of original furniture, household items, pottery, documents, and in general tons of history! My family and I visited when spending the summer in the Berkshires. Young and old left impressed with the detailed restoration, the clever architecture, the...More

Thank IgnamanNYC
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Today I went to the bidwell country fair, and yesterday for a tour, both were amazing and I had a wonderful time!! The food, booths, and people were amazing!! The tour was very interesting and descriptive and at the end left me wanting more information....More

Thank catharinekowalski
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Two adults toured the Bidwell House and grounds on a Friday in mid-June. Outstanding. We arrived after the 11 am tour had started, so we went for a 40 minute walk along the Royal Hemlock Trail and back via another trail. Our tour started at...More

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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