♦Welcome to the Bidwell House Museum♦

Flowers blooming in June

Flowers blooming in June

The snow is melting, the days are getting longer and the Bidwell House is waking from its winter slumber. What does that all mean?  Well it means that it is time to purchase your membership for 2018!  Whether you are renewing or purchasing a membership for the first time, your support is crucial to the museum.  We could not do all of the fun and interesting programs without your generosity.  Each membership includes season tour pass, discounted admission to program, invitation to special events and a twice yearly newsletter.  You can purchase a membership via Paypal or print the renewal form and send it back with your payment in the mail.  For all of the details about membership levels and payment options, please go HERE.

Thank you for your support!!


IMG_5543Don’t forget, the grounds and gardens are open all year!  You can take a hike on the trails or wander through the lovely heritage garden. We have a detailed trail map to help you find your way.  You can always find copies of the map on our porch or download a copy HERE .

Our Summer Gala was a night to remember!

On August 5th, after a grey and stormy start to the day, the skies cleared just in time for our fundraising Gala at the Fiddletop estate in Monterey.  Supporters 2017 galafrom near and far enjoyed a beautiful late-afternoon poolside soiree with delicious bites by Marketplace and fun music by the O-Tones.   The view across the Monterey hills was divine!  The Museum is lucky to have such a dedicated group of friends who cheerfully donated to our education fund.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors: Brockman Real Estate, Foresight Land Services, Tryon Construction and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.


Painting by Ron Goldfinger

The museum grounds with perennial and vegetable gardens, miles of stone walls and forested trails on 192 acres are open daily from dawn until dusk for hiking and nature watching. Parking, trail maps and picnic tables are available.   (Directions)


Spring has arrived at the Bidwell House

Thank you for supporting the Bidwell House Museum on Giving Tuesday and always! You can make a gift via Paypal by clicking on the “Donate” button at right.

Support the Museum while doing your shopping on Amazon by going through Amazon Smile! Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to the Museum. It’s easy: Click on the link above and begin shopping. You can bookmark the link to use it each time you shop. Thank you for helping the Bidwell House!


 Enjoy the interpretive trail:

The Historic Berkshires: An 18th Century Trail


To learn more about the forest management initiative
at the museum, please click here.