Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

525 The Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926- Map It
Phone: (530) 895-6144

AAA Editor Notes

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, 525 The Esplanade, preserves a three-story, 26-room Victorian residence built 1865-68 for city founder Gen. John Bidwell and his wife Annie. Guests entertained at the brick mansion covered in pink stucco included such well-known figures as Susan B. Anthony, President Rutherford B. Hayes, John Muir and Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.
$6; $3 (ages 5-17).
Hours: Guided tours are given on the hour Sat.-Mon. 11-4. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.