Bidwell House Museum, Monterey

#8 of 11 in Museums in Berkshires
The Bidwell House Museum, set in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts, is an elegant Georgian saltbox originally built circa 1750 as a parsonage. Authentically restored, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of beautiful grounds and hiking trails, the museum tells the story of the early settlement of the Berkshires. The museum is open Thursday through Monday between 11 am and 4 pm from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, with tours on the hour.
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  • This is a well managed privately operated historic site in a very rural setting. The management has tried hard to retain the original fabric and aura of the original. It is on the National Register. A...  more »
  • I visited the Bidwell House Museum recently and was very impressed with the restoration and also the guide who was very knowledgeable and made her presentation so interesting. It dates back to the 170...  more »
  • I learned so much in an hour's tour. It's easy to imagine how hard the pre-Revolutionary War pioneers must have toiled and somehow survived. Remarkable that this house lived on, once the settlers had ...  more »

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