Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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Public Tours

Public Tour Hours
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm

 

Please note:
Kearney Mansion Museum is located in the center of Kearney Park. The park is rented for special events throughout the year that require admission fees. Please call the Historical Society office at 559-441-0862 to determine if any park-wide events are being held the weekend of your anticipated visit.

Admission Fees
Adults $5
Seniors (60 & up) $4
Students (13-17 or with ID) $4
Children (3-12) $3
Free for Historical Society members and children under the age of 3.

Note: Kearney Park Entrance fee is $5 per car

 

School and Group Tours

School tours are available Tuesday-Friday mornings beginning at 9:30 am. The museum’s education program includes a standards-based docent tour of the house museum and teacher-led history activities in the Carriage House Education Center that feature a one-room schoolhouse experience, images of children living in pioneer Fresno, and a History Detective exercise.

Group tours may be scheduled to accommodate an organization’s needs (mornings or afternoons). A minimum of 12 guests is required. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance, and a non-refundable deposit must be received at least one week before the tour date.

To schedule a school or group tour, call the Historical Society office at 559-441-0862 and ask for the museum tour coordinator or email info@valleyhistory.org.

 

Parking

We ask that tour visitors park in the lot directly across from the museum.

 

Special Accommodations

The museum is wheelchair accessible to the first floor. A handicap lift is located at the southwest corner of the porch. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

 

Museum Store

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm (Call before coming to the store during the week to ensure staff is available). A visit to the museum store is included during the public tours of the museum.

Special features of the museum store include a large array of traditional children’s toys and bookshelves stocked with California and regional history titles.

 

Kearney Park

Historic Kearney Park is located approximately 7 miles from downtown Fresno. The 125-acre park provides a wonderful site for a picnic of family gathering. To make a reservation for a large gathering, call Fresno County Parks at 559-488-3004.

 

Directions to Kearney Park

 

GPS Devices

If you are using a GPS device or online map, use 6725 W. Kearney Boulevard (the park address) to direct you to the correct entrance. If you use the Kearney Mansion address (7160 W. Kearney Boulevard) GPS directs you to go west on Kearney Boulevard from Grantland Ave., when you should go east towards the entrance of Kearney Park.

 

From 99 South (Northern California)
Take the 180 West / Mendota exit. 180 West turns into a two lane highway. Continue on 180 West past Cornelia Avenue (cemetery on southwest corner). Turn left (south) at Hayes (the next left turn lane) to Kearney Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Kearney Boulevard and go approximately 2 blocks to the entrance of Kearney Park (on your left). Follow signs in the park to the museum.

From 99 North (Southern California)
Take the 180 West / Mendota exit. 180 West turns into a two lane highway. Continue on 180 West past Cornelia Avenue (cemetery on southwest corner). Turn left (south) at Hayes (the next left turn lane) to Kearney Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Kearney Boulevard and go approximately 2 blocks to the entrance of Kearney Park (on your left). Follow signs in the park to the museum.

From Highway 41
Take Hwy 41 to 180 West. 180 West turns into a two lane highway. Continue on 180 West past Cornelia Avenue (cemetery on southwest corner). Turn left (south) at Hayes (the next left turn lane) to Kearney Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Kearney Boulevard and go approximately 2 blocks to the entrance of Kearney Park (on your left). Follow signs in the park to the museum.

From Grantland Avenue
South on Grantland to Kearney Boulevard (dead-end) and turn left. Drive approximately ¼ mile and turn right into Kearney Park. Follow the signs to the house museum.

From Clovis
Take 168 West to 180 West.  180 West turns into a two lane highway. Continue on 180 West past Cornelia Avenue (cemetery on southwest corner). Turn left (south) at Hayes (the next left turn lane) to Kearney Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Kearney Boulevard and go approximately 2 blocks to the entrance of Kearney Park (on your left). Follow signs in the park to the museum.

From Madera
Take 145 South to Kerman. Turn left on Kearney Boulevard (2nd light) and drive approximately 7 miles. Turn right into Kearney Park and follow the signs to the Mansion

OR

Take the 180 West / Mendota exit. 180 West turns into a two lane highway. Continue on 180 West past Cornelia Avenue (cemetery on southwest corner). Turn left (south) at Hayes (the next left turn lane) to Kearney Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Kearney Boulevard and go approximately 2 blocks to the entrance of Kearney Park (on your left). Follow signs in the park to the museum.

 

 

Nearby Attractions

Meux Home Museum
559-233-8007
www.meux.mus.ca.us

Forestiere Underground Gardens
559-271-0734

http://www.undergroundgardens.com/

 

Nearby Accommodations

Downtown

Radisson Hotel
2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
559-268-1000
559-441-2954
www.radisson.com/fresnoca

La Quinta
2926 Tulare Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721559-442-1110

On West Shaw

Piccadilly Inn – Shaw
2305 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
559-226-3850
559-222-0562
www.piccadillyinn.com

The San Joaquin, a Suite Hotel
1309 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
559-225-1309
559-225-6021

Fresno has many other hotels and motels. For additional listings, go to www.playfresno.org and click Lodging. We also recommend TripAdvisor to see reviews of area hotels -  www.tripadvisor.com/Fresno

 

Nearby Restaurants

Downtown Fresno offers a number of wonderful eateries located in The Galleria. An eight-mile drive east on historic Kearney Boulevard, The Galleria, at 2405 North Capitol Street, is located across from the Convention Center and Selland Arena.

The Galleria restaurants:

George’s Shish Kebab
Armenian and Middle Eastern food
Open Monday-Friday, 6am – 3pm
Saturday, 7am – 3pm
Closed Sunday

Bobby Salazar’s
Mexican food
Open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-2pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Mika’s
Japanese food
Open Monday-Friday, 11am – 2pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Goodfella’s
Italian food
Open Monday-Friday, 11am – 2pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Directions from Kearney Park to The Galleria:

Turn right onto Kearney Boulevard.
Turn left on Bryan Ave. 
Turn left on 180 East. Drive for about 7 miles.
Take the Freeway 99 South (Bakersfield) exit.  
Take the Fresno Street (Civic Center) exit (2nd exit).
Take a left on Fresno Street. 
Turn right onto O Street.
Cross Tulare Street. Take next right onto Capitol Street.

 

West Shaw in Fresno offers a variety of casual dining and family restaurants including popular chains such as Applebee’s, Marie Callendar’s, Tahoe Joes, and Outback Steak house. These restaurants are located approximately 9 miles from Kearney Park.

Directions from the Park:
Turn left on Kearney Boulevard
Turn right on Grantland Avenue.
Turn right on Shaw Avenue

In the town of Kerman
Turn left on Kearney Boulevard and drive approximately 7 miles to the town of Kerman.

Chubby’s Diner
American food
15047 Whitesbridge
Open Sunday-Thursday, 6am – 9pm;
Friday-Saturday, 6am – 10pm

Hong Kong
Chinese food
160 S. Madera Ave.
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am – 8:30pm
Closed Monday

Los Arcos
Mexican food
15120 Whitesbridge
Open Sunday-Saturday, 9am – 8pm

For additional restaurants, go to www.playfresno.org and click Dining.

 

Links

Fresno / Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Search for restaurants, hotels, entertainment, shopping, and arts/cultural attractions.
www.playfresno.org

Fresno County Office of Tourism
Search for events, museums, recreation and entertainment in Fresno County.
www.gofresnocounty.com

Fresno County Parks
Information on local parks, including Kearney Park.
www.co.fresno.ca.us

Click on Departments, then click on Public Works & Planning, then click on Parks

Last Updated Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 06:00 PM.