The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Public Tours

M. Theo Kearneyís Private Office, Superintendentís Lodge, 1903. Visitors to the site museum view this room much as it appears in this photo.
Reception Room, Superintendentís Lodge, 1903.

KEARNEY MANSION MUSEUM PUBLIC TOURS:

Bring your family and friends to the Kearney Historic Site for a guided tour that provides a glimpse of the San Joaquin Valley's agricultural beginnings through the life and times of M. Theo Kearney - a California ag pioneer who came to be known as the Raisin King.   Tour the turn-of-the-century ranch manager's residence (known as the Superintendent’s Lodge) that was part of the ranch headquarters of Kearney’s Fruit Vale Estate. Experience the grounds of Kearney's 1890s landscape  - now a public park, perfect for a family picnic or leisurely walk.  The hour-long tour of the Superintendent’s Lodge includes a visit to the Museum Store.

 

Public Tour Hours

Saturday & Sunday

1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm

Schedule may change due to park events or tour guide availability. Please call (559) 441-0862 to confirm times.

NOTE: Due to tour guide unavailability, there will be no tours Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Please note Kearney Mansion Museum is located in the center of Kearney Park. The park is administered by the County of Fresno. The County charges a $5.00 vehicle fee for entrance into the park.

Kearney Mansion Museum 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.

NOTICE: Portrait Photographers. As of March 1, 2016,  there is a $10 portrait/photography sitting fee for every 30 minutes of use for exterior photography. This includes the Kearney Mansion Museum porch, grounds and out buildings surrounding Kearney Mansion Museum. Please come to the office (located behind Kearney Mansion) or see the Museum tour guide on weekends to pay your fee prior to use. 

Last Updated Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 10:54 PM.