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Bidwell House Museum

100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
+1 413-528-6888
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Summer afternoon visit

Very interesting and educational. The interior detailing and finishing is an excellent example of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
William C
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Pioneers of westerm Massachusetts

The museum consists of the house of the Bidwell family. The grounds are beautiful, complete with a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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An authentic Colonial home in the Berkshires, the 1750s residence of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 18th and 19th century furnishings, keeping room, parlors, bed chambers, 192 acres of fields and forest, heritage vegetable garden, flower gardens and stone walls, early farm and garden tools exhibit, hiking trails and picnic sites.Hours 11 am to 4 pm, with tours on the hour, Thursday through Monday. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
+1 413-528-6888
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting and educational. The interior detailing and finishing is an excellent example of period colonial woodworking.

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The museum consists of the house of the Bidwell family. The grounds are beautiful, complete with a kitchen garden. Interesting story of the family and their history at the house, and the history of the area as it first developed after settlement. Tour included gardens...More

Thank DSOHanley
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We were driving around the countryside, just enjoying the sights when we stumbled on a sign for Bidwell House. This piqued our curiosity, so we followed the arrows and discovered a house with gardens and nature trails to explore. Sadly, the house was closed that...More

Thank Dawnn W
Reviewed 14 July 2016

18th century historic house and gardens. We received an informative tour from an enthusiastic intern guide. It's at the end of a road in a rural area but worth the effort to find. Lots of authentic and in some cases original objects and furnishings inside....More

Thank gregorylamb01
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Off the beaten path, this 18th century farmhouse was the home of Minister Adonijah Bidwell who happened to be quite wealthy and his homestead displays that fact.There is an amazing collection of farm implements, household items and artifacts from the 1700's, more extensive than I...More

2  Thank Lenox333
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Yesterday, I took my guests to The Bidwell House Museum. I had never been on an actual tour of the property and was pleasantly surprised to find how knowledgeable and gracious the resident caretaker, Rosalia Padilla and tour guide, Justin Makuc were! Their love for...More

1  Thank Mayra R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Bidwell house has an amazing collection of mid-18th century antiques. One of the largest red ware collections that I've seen in a historic home, and I've toured many. You can also view original sermons written by the first owner. Unfortunately, you can't take photos inside....More

1  Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I visited with my 10 and 6 year old daughters and we all enjoyed it tremendously. The docents were so nice and knowledgable. They took a lot of time answering our questions and sharing their knowledge. The house and it's furnishings are amazing and you're...More

1  Thank lesliebudnick
Reviewed 22 June 2016

My husband and I ventured down the sun dappled Berkshire back roads to the historic Bidwell House last Sunday, only to find ourselves transported to a time when this area was the edge of the western frontier! Our two guides, Justin and his brother Joe,...More

2  Thank Mary Jane H
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Our guides were young historian scholars who are brothers. They were fabulous guides answering all of our questions with incredible information. This was not a script they had memorized. This was real knowledge of the house, the period, the generations who had lived there and...More

2  Thank Sarahbbschwartz
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7 August 2016|
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Response from Charlie P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that one. The person who lives in the house and gives tours is pretty nice, so if you explain that you have seen it before she might be amenable to letting you view the outside without paying, assuming that... More