Visitor Center: Saturday-Monday
Free parking is available for Bidwell Mansion SHP visitors only, all others will be cited.
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »