Bidwell Mansion

Read the history of John and Annie Bidwell and discover the history of Chico. The construction of this beautiful 26 room mansion was started in 1865.


The Bidwells were known for their gracious hospitality and the Mansion was used extensively for the entertainment of friends, family and special guests.  Some of the special guests included President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman, Susan B. Anthony, Francis Willard, Governor Leland Stanford, John Muir, Asa Gray, and Sir Joseph Hooker.


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