I took my daughter for a tour of the mansion and absolutely Loved it!! The tour guide was great and it was really fun learning a little about John and Annie Bidwell. I would recommend to everyone!
Nice stop in a great small town, informative of a man from the early history of California, and how his influence still touches the state, and all of the states of the USA. Recommend taking the tour, and learning about the impressions this man and the people around him have made in history, and our lives today.
Really enjoyed Bidwell Mansion, and the museum in adjacent buildings. Lots of interesting displays in the museum with lots of information. The trip through the mansion gave us insight into the history of Chico, and what it was like to live in luxery in the old days. We would recommend this landmark.
The hours are limited and the number of rooms in the house can be limited depending on repairs, but it is well kept and an excellent source of Chico history
To get the very best understanding of the city of Chico, start with a tour of Bidwell Mansion. Not only is it historically interesting, but also quite beautiful. We visited on a Sunday, saw the small museum, then took a one hour tour. The California park service has done a wonderful job of preserving this piece of California's history.
An iconic symbol of Chico, the Bidwell Mansion is located right in the heart of the action, practically adjacent to the campus of CSU Chico. As a State Historic Park, the home and grounds have been well preserved, and tours are available for a nominal fee. The tour is very interesting. Some of the more notable items include a portrait... 更多
Interesting but screwed up like only California Parks can do. Closed during most of the week, so plan on weekend. So much real history happened in this place and John Bidwell was simply a paramount pioneer for California and the US, but somehow the docents make it... Boring... Buy the book or google it and skip the trip.
I first went and saw this beautiful mansion in the early 1970's it is lovely, and there is alot of history behind the Bidwell Park, and the town of Chico, and Butte County, I think it is a good idea to see it first before seeing anything else : ) then you will have a better idea what you want... 更多