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Bidwell House Museum

A Historic Home & Museum
100 Art School Road Monterey, MA 01245 |
period bedroom The Bidwell House Museum is a historic house and art museum.
antiques on desk Learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires and Native Americans!
historic house The authentic 1760s homestead has been restored to its original apperance.
redware displayed on shelves You'll find decorative arts and period pieces throughout the house.
a kind of vase This unique object is a food warmer - you never know what you'll discover here!
a wallet This wallet showcases flame stitch embroidery, popular during 18th and 19th centuries.
baskets on display The museum is open from Memorial Day through October and tours are given on the hour.
trail in woods in fall The grounds, gardens, and trails are open free of charge year-round.
garden with sign There's a pollinator garden, an heirloom herb garden, and more.
bidwell house and gardens The Bidwell House Museum on a gorgeous summer day


The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored historic home, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of gorgeous grounds and hiking trails. Come learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires!

A Historical Gem in Western Massachusetts

The Bidwell House Museum, about an hour east of Albany, is an historic house and museum that tell the story of those who lived in the Berkshires centuries ago. The authentic 1760s homestead remained in the Bidwell family through three generations and was lovingly restored to its original appearance starting in the 1960's. It opened as a Museum in 1990 is furnished with 18th and 19th century decorative arts and period pieces. 

The 192 acres of property surrounding the Museum includes hiking trails and foot paths and there is a self-guided walking tour along the recently created Native American Interpretive Trail.  The grounds also contain beautiful gardens, including the Heritage Vegetable Garden showcasing plants that were common during Colonial times, along with an heirloom herb garden, a pollinator garden, and the remains of an orchard.

Plan Your Visit to the Bidwell House

The Bidwell House is open for guided tours by appointment only. From May to Oct, tours take place on Mon, Th, Fri and Sat at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Tours can be booked, weather permitting, in the off-season depending on docent availability. To book at tour call 413-528-6888 or email The gardens and grounds are open at no charge year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing.

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