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Bidwell House Museum

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If you are ever in the Berkshires...

Be sure to seek out the Bidwell House Museum, tucked away in the woods where once was a thriving... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
pamnicki
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Boston
Step Back in Time -- The Real Deal

Visit the Bidwell House -- deep in the woods of the Berkshire Hills -- and you will step back in... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
filmg
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New England
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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...more
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100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA 01245
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All reviews high school wonderful insight stone walls household items tucked away enjoy history very interesting tour special events new england herb garden second floor well worth the visit grounds are beautiful century property woods intern
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Be sure to seek out the Bidwell House Museum, tucked away in the woods where once was a thriving 18th century town. All that is left is a lovingly restored minister's house, filled with antiques, a terrific tour, and informative interpretative trails and gardens on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pamnicki
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Visit the Bidwell House -- deep in the woods of the Berkshire Hills -- and you will step back in time to a real pre-colonial house and farmstead, with nearly 200 acres. Some nice trails, too. Herb garden. Vegetable garden. The docents are well trained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Off the beaten track but well worth the visit. Amazed at knowledge of tour guides who are high school students. Learned a great deal and the grounds are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The docent Devon was fabulous, so knowledgeable and friendly! She really brought the era to life!! I learned so much!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ellenohubbard
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Second trip to BH&M. Great site for tours and special events. Learning why this historic home is tucked at the end of the road explains more about how New England was settled. Informative tour, rollicking period music, pleasant stone walls, garden,s and trails. Closest lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

We visited for the first time and found a hidden gem of a historic house and garden. The docent was really informative and had great antidotes about the family and historic trivia which really made a huge difference in the visit. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

History and beauty. Great tour of the house and yard. Much history told of it's inhabitants by a very knowledge guide.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Norma C
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This was a very interesting tour! The history of the house and the family that lived here was interesting. It was great to hear about how this house was restored! After the tour you can walk through the garden and trails on the property. Native...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amanda V
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Having seen many local elite mansions and galleries this was a wonderful insight into the early years of local settlement, with a true glimpse of life for those a little lower down the social scale! Our guide, Jo, was knowledgable and welcoming. The collection itself...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maggiefantastic
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Beautifully restored house with a rich collection of original furniture, household items, pottery, documents, and in general tons of history! My family and I visited when spending the summer in the Berkshires. Young and old left impressed with the detailed restoration, the clever architecture, the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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