Guided Tours

GUIDED TOURS OF THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM

The Bidwell House Museum offers guided tours of the house and grounds, Thursday – Monday throughout the season.  The only way to see the interior of the Bidwell House is on a tour.  Docent led tours begin on the hour and each tour last between 45-60 minutes.  The tours begin at 11 a.m. and the last guided tour each day starts at 3 p.m.  In 2018 we are offering three tours:

House Tour – Led by our head docent or one of our trained interns, on this tour visitors will learn about the history of the house, the story Bidwell family and life in the 18th century Berkshire Hills.  The tour begins outside with a discussion of the architecture and grounds and then moves inside for a tour of the first and second floors of the house.  Starting in 2018 visitors unable to go up the stairs will have the option to watch the tour of the 2nd floor on a tablet.

Family Tour – New for 2018, the Museum has developed a tour for families with children 12 and under.  On this tour visitors will learn about the Bidwell House and what it would have been like to have been a child in the house in the 18th century.  On this tour, children are invited to ask questions, make observations and participate in two easy activities.  This tour will be offered twice a month on Friday at 2pm.  See our EVENTS page for the exact dates

Woodland Walk – Also new for 2018, join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail that retraces the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years.  This guided walk will be offered one Saturday each month.  Visitors may also do this as a self-guided trail hike.  Brochures with a map and information about the stops on the trail will be available on the front porch of the Museum.  See our EVENTS page for the exact dates.