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Bidwell Mansion

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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Lots of CA history here.

Get a glimpse into California's past and go on a guided tour through a mansion of great historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chico, California
via mobile
Bidwell Mansion is a great tour.

The tour guide is very informative and there is a lot of historical information about how Chico and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Marina Del Rey, United States
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525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
+1 530-895-6144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get a glimpse into California's past and go on a guided tour through a mansion of great historic significance. Guides give information on the happenings of the time period as well as information on the mansion and occupants.

Thank chicogardenguy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The tour guide is very informative and there is a lot of historical information about how Chico and the area came to be. Friend and I really enjoyed it

Thank 213terrii
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This home is a step back in history to the gold era. Mr. Bidwell did very well for himself and his wife. The home still holds some original furnishings though it was used as a women's dorm for a bit for Chico State.

Thank Patty K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

There is so much to see and hear about,, folks can spend hours here, the history is awesome, also the new museum next door you can go to and about take up a good part of the day, kids young and old will enjoy both,...More

Thank leroys2
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you'd like to learn something about the Chico area you need to visit Bidwell Mansion. This is a beautifully maintained piece of property and has a historical carriage house on site. Your guides will be wearing period costumes while they give you your tour....More

Thank mcmurja
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The tour explains the history of Chico as well as the Bidwells and their mansion. Some of the books, art and furniture are original to the home and the rest they have done of very nice job of collecting.

Thank IguanaMomma
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing mansion. Historic land mark for California. The first home with indoor plumbing in California. Sorry for the lack of photos

Thank Callahan09
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The park ranger gave a very informative tour. Worth the small price of admission. Don't forget to check out the gift shop.

Thank Lenore C
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This California State Park offers guided tours of the historical Bidwell Mansion an architectural gem in the heart of Chico. The tour offers a glimpse into what life here was like in the last half of the 1800s as well as a bit of the...More

Thank jrmaerzke
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A nice short visit near Chico State University. If you've never been in Chico, it is ok to see at least once for a bit of Chico's history.

Thank Fisher0328
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27 April 2016|
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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