As far as the eye can reach it extends, a heaving, swelling sea of green . . . . the whole landscape showed design, like man's nobelist sculptures. How wonderful the power of its beauty! Gazing awestricken, I might have left everything for it.

~ John Muir, 1867

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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.


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, May 28 & Sunday, May 29, (Memorial Day weekend), and the following Saturday, June 4, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

A Group Tour is reserved for Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 pm, so there will not be a public tour for the 2:00 hour. The 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm tour will be available for the public

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 26, 2016 - 05:01 PM.