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 of the 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. For those visitors unable to climb stairs, we now have the option for guests to watch the tour of the 2nd floor on a tablet.
Guided Walk Along the Native American Interpretive Trail
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.
New in 2018, the Museum developed a tour for families with children 12 and under. On this tour visitors learned 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 during the 2020 season, dates will be shared on the website in May 2020.