Bidwell Mansion | State Historic Park
Bidwell Mansion | State Historic Park is a historical park located at 525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926, in downtown Chico, California. It’s a three-story 26-room Victorian House Museum dedicated to John and Annie Bidwell. John Bidwell was an important figure in California’s history and throughout the United States. Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell was a devout Christian and passionate supporter of many moral and social causes. She was the daughter of a socially prominent, high-ranking Washington official. When General Bidwell died, until she died in 1918, Annie continued to live there.
The three-story brick building displays an unplanned romantic interpretation of the Italianate style. There are characteristics of both Italian villas and octagon homes present. A pink-tinted plaster finish is used on the building’s exterior. Learn More
The Bidwell Mansion is open to the public. The Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center is completely accessible. There is a gift shop, museum, theater, and comfortable lobby. There are also restrooms and water.
Visitors can enjoy an easy walkthrough of the mansion. From the exterior of the Bidwell Mansion, a ramp leads up to the first floor. The Bidwell Mansion has three levels, with approximately 50 steps on each level. During an hour-long tour that starts on the hour most days of the week, the interior of the entire mansion may be seen.
The Bidwell Mansion opening hours are from 11 am to 3 pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The mansion will be open for tours every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Adults pay $6, kids under 18 pay $3, and the tour is limited to 10 people. The tour costs $6 for adults and $3 for children.