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 shop.
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 in all, a very satisfying experience helping visitors relate to an elegant time.
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 for General Bidwell, Bidwell Park can never ever be changed....it's a perpetual gift from his... 更多
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 a lot of interesting Victorian furniture and artifacts are part of the terrific tour at... 更多
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 is very well-preserved, beautiful craftsmanship, interesting artifacts and well-kept grounds. I was extremely impressed with... 更多
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.