We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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Kearney Mansion Museum 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.

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.

 

Disabled Visitors

The first floor of the Kearney Mansion Museum is accessible to the disabled. A wheelchair lift is available for access to the porch and first floor. Due to the historic nature of the house museum, the second floor is not accessible for disabled guests. A photo album of the second floor is available for viewing. 

 

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.  Please Note: there will be restoration work on the Kearney Mansion porch during July and August 2016, so portions of the porch may not be available. Please call (559) 441-0862 during business hours to inquire about space availability. 

Last Updated Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 01:39 AM.