The Bidwell House Museum, the Berkshires’ own early American history museum, is extending their season this year and will conduct tours until October 28.
The stunning foliage in Monterey and pleasant weather makes October a wonderful time for visitors and local residents to enjoy all that the area has to offer. By staying open through the end of October, the Museum hopes that everyone interested in local history and historic architecture can enjoy this hidden gem in Monterey. Guided tours of the historic 1760’s manse and stunning collection of 18th and 19th furniture are offered on the hour, Thursday through Monday each week with the first tour of the day beginning at 11 a.m. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the life of the Bidwell Family in their authentic historic home, the only pre-Revolution house in the Berkshires open to the public that is on its original site. The house is fully furnished with period antiques, household tools and textiles.
The museum grounds with perennial and vegetable gardens, miles of stone walls and forested trails on 192 acres remain open year round, free of charge. Parking, trail maps and picnic tables are available.