Hours

Visitor Center: Saturday-Monday
11am-5pm

Location

525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926

Parking

Free parking is available for Bidwell Mansion SHP visitors only, all others will be cited.

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Jul 2019

Twilight Family Night at Bidwell Mansion

Jul 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Bidwell Throughout California John Bidwell is well known for his influence in Chico, but did you know his influence was felt throughout California? Join us as we travel the State with John and experience his many adventures. A portable outdoor fire pit will set the ambiance and will make this feel just like camping. All ages are welcome to this free event. Bring something to sit on, as we will be on the lawn area behind the Carriage House.

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Gold Panning with Mountain Mike!

Jul 26, 2019 at 10:00 am
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One event on Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

►July 26 and 28 - Ages 8-12 year old – Limited to 25 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at 530-895-6144 Kids Summer Fun Programs  - FREE - Given on Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 AM at the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 525 Esplanade, Chico.   Gold panning with Mountain Mike! In this activity, our very own Mountain Mike will lead kids as they learn about the dream versus the reality of the California Gold Rush. What routes did…

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Gold Panning with Mountain Mike!

Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 am
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►July 26 and 28 - Ages 8-12 year old – Limited to 25 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at 530-895-6144 Kids Summer Fun Programs  - FREE - Given on Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 AM at the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 525 Esplanade, Chico.   Gold panning with Mountain Mike! In this activity, our very own Mountain Mike will lead kids as they learn about the dream versus the reality of the California Gold Rush. What routes did…

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Sep 2019

Annie’s Star Quilt Guild Show Tours

Sep 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sep 9, 2019

$6.00

Annie’s Star Quilt Guild will display beautiful historic and modern quilts to celebrate the 200th Birthday of John Bidwell. The quilts will be on display in the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park on September 7th, 8th, and 9th. The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park will provide special quilt tours on September 7th, 8th, and 9th at 10:00 AM only. Special quilt tours will cost $6 per guest and are an hour long. Those interested in the quilts exclusively are advised…

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Annie’s Star Quilt Guild Show Tours

Sep 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sep 9, 2019

$6.00

Annie’s Star Quilt Guild will display beautiful historic and modern quilts to celebrate the 200th Birthday of John Bidwell. The quilts will be on display in the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park on September 7th, 8th, and 9th. The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park will provide special quilt tours on September 7th, 8th, and 9th at 10:00 AM only. Special quilt tours will cost $6 per guest and are an hour long. Those interested in the quilts exclusively are advised…

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Admission Day Proclamation

Sep 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Come to the Bidwell Mansion SHP Visitor Center for a reading of a  proclamation from Congressman Doug LaMalfa's office celebrating  the admission of California into the United States. The bill for California to become part of the United States was passed by Congress on September 7, 1850 and signed by President Millard Fillmore on September 9, 1850. John Bidwell then carried the official documents on a steamship to San Francisco. When the ship landed on October 18, 1850, the news…

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Annie’s Star Quilt Guild Show Tours

Sep 9, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sep 9, 2019

$6.00

Annie’s Star Quilt Guild will display beautiful historic and modern quilts to celebrate the 200th Birthday of John Bidwell. The quilts will be on display in the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park on September 7th, 8th, and 9th. The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park will provide special quilt tours on September 7th, 8th, and 9th at 10:00 AM only. Special quilt tours will cost $6 per guest and are an hour long. Those interested in the quilts exclusively are advised…

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Dec 2019

Holiday Open House

Dec 8, 2019
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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FREE

Kick off the holiday season and join the Orange Grove Rebekah Lodge # 84, Chico Women’s Club and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park for a day-long Holiday Open House. Musical performances will be held in the parlor of the Mansion each hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the last performance at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available in the Visitor Center before each performance. The Open House welcomes all ages and is free to the public, but tickets are required…

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BIDWELL MANSION CHRISTMAS EVENING TOURS

Dec 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Dec 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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California State Parks will offer special evening tours of the all three floors of the Bidwell Mansion. Enjoy the beautifully decorated mansion at your own pace. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions or provide insight into the history of this special home.

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BIDWELL MANSION CHRISTMAS EVENING TOURS

Dec 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Dec 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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California State Parks will offer special evening tours of the all three floors of the Bidwell Mansion. Enjoy the beautifully decorated mansion at your own pace. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions or provide insight into the history of this special home.

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