Tour an authentic Colonial home in Western Massachusetts, just minutes from the cultural energy of Great Barrington. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, the historic Bidwell House Museum is an elegant Georgian saltbox home and a New England landmark that illuminates Colonial and early American life in Western Massachusetts.
Built in 1780, Bidwell House Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the authentically restored house, beautiful landscaped grounds and the collections that inspire us to look back and honor our rich American heritage.
Surrounded by 192 acres of beautiful fields, gardens, hiking trails, and stone walls, the Bidwell House Museum is filled with antiques and artifacts that tell the story of the early settlement of the Berkshires. Tour the museum and see 18th century furnishings and china and an early farm and garden tools exhibit.
Kids will love exploring the woodlands laced with hiking trails and footpaths leading to historic landmarks. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon strolling through the flower gardens brimming with perennial beds or enjoy a quiet lunch on the picnic tables.
Take the family on a historic adventure in the Berkshires, where they can learn about the history and beauty of this inspiring destination. The Bidwell House Museum offers guided house and gardens tours on the hour. The museum is open Thursday through Monday from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. For museum and tour details, visithttp://www.bidwellhousemuseum.org/.