Hours

Visitor Center: Friday-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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Jun 2015

Project Wild – Riparian Retreat

Jun 24, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Take a tour of the riparian zone near the Mansion and identify characteristics of that area.

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Jr Rangers – Wonders of Water

Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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Learn about the water cycle and why water is a precious resource that we must conserve.

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Dec 2018

Holiday Open House

Dec 9, 2018
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. Performances will be held each hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the last performance at 4:00 p.m. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in period costumes to welcome guests for tours of the first floor of the decorated Victorian style mansion. The Open House welcomes all ages and is free to…

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BIDWELL MANSION CHRISTMAS EVENING TOURS

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
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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Jun 2019

Annie’s Birthday Tea

Jun 22 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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$45

Grab your favorite tea hat and enjoy a traditional formal Victorian tea with Annie Bidwell inside the Bidwell Mansion.

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Annie’s Birthday Tea

Jun 22 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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$45

Grab your favorite tea hat and enjoy a traditional formal Victorian tea with Annie Bidwell inside the Bidwell Mansion.

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Jul 2019

A Bidwell Binocular 360° Quest

Jul 5 at 10:00 am
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One event on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

►July 5 and 12 - All Ages – No Limit RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center at 530-895-6144 Kids Summer Fun Programs - FREE - Given on Fridays at 10:00 AM at the Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 525 Esplanade, Chico. This program gives children the opportunity to observe close up the natural and the various manufactured resources around the mansion and see the differences between these environments. Using binoculars, children will be able to make connections between past and…

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Twilight Family Night at Bidwell Mansion

Jul 13 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 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 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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