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The Far North Sights

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

  • 525 The Esplanade Map It
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Updated 04/29/2014

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Built between 1865 and 1868 by General John Bidwell, the founder of Chico, this mansion was designed by Henry W. Cleaveland, a San Francisco architect. Bidwell and his wife welcomed many distinguished guests to their distinctive pink Italianate home, including President Rutherford B. Hayes, naturalist John Muir, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, and General William T. Sherman. A one-hour tour takes you through most of the mansion's 26 rooms. Credit cards are not accepted.

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525 The Esplanade, at Memorial Way, Chico, California, 95926, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Mon. noon–5, weekends 11–5; last tour at 4
  • Closed Tues.–Fri.

Updated 04/29/2014


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