School & Group Tours
KEARNEY MANSION MUSEUM SCHOOL TOURS
(Note: Home Schools and Online Schools - See Group Tours below)
Bring your class for a visit to one of the San Joaquin Valley’s most significant historic sites. It’s a site that helps tell the story of the development of agriculture in the Valley and California’s immigration story. Come and explore with your students a remarkable piece of regional and California history! Visit and:
Experience a one-room school house in the Carriage House Education Center complete with 120-year-old school desks - one for each student, 20 maximum. These desks fit smaller children around 3rd grade level.
Explore household objects from the 1809s - a rug beater, curling iron, butter bowl & paddle, wash board, game of nine-pins - through a hands-on “History Detective” activity.
Tour the 114-year-old Kearney Mansion. The historic ranch manager’s house served as the headquarters for Kearney’s 5,000-acre raisin estate and is located in historic Kearney Park - a perfect setting to have a picnic lunch after our class tour!
Learn about the agricultural beginnings of California’s San Joaquin Valley through the story of one of California’s agricultural pioneers --- M. Theo Kearney.
Visit Fresno of the 1890s through photographs that feature children growing up in late 19th century America illustrating how they dressed, the toys they played with, the school experience. Lead students to compare and contrast their lives in the 21st century with how boys and girls lived in the early years of Fresno’s history.
A field trip to Kearney Mansion Museum
meets California Social Science Standards
3.1 (2) 2.3 (2 and 3) 3.4 (3)
School Tour Fees*
$4 per student $6 per adult chaperone 1 teacher per group of 20 is free
*Christmas prices may vary, see below.
Tuesdays – Fridays Tours at 9:30AM, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM Allow 2 hours per 40 students
(subject to tour guide availability)
To Book A Tour
Call the Historical Society office at 559-441-0862 and ask for the museum tour coordinator or email email@example.com
KEARNEY MANSION MUSEUM GROUP TOURS
(including Home Schools and Online Schools)
Make Kearney a destination for your group! Come out with friends or colleagues for a glimpse of the San Joaquin Valley’s beginnings. Learn about early Valley agriculture through the life and times of M. Theo Kearney, a California ag pioneer. Tour a turn-of-the-century ranch manager’s house with great examples of late 19th century residential interiors. Experience the grounds of Kearney’s 1890s landscape. The hour-long tour includes a visit to the Ranch Kitchen/Museum Store and additional time can be used to visit the teacher-led Carriage House activity.
Group Tour Schedule by Appointment
Tuesdays – Fridays Tours at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
(subject to tour guide availability, times flexible)
Saturdays - Sundays 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm with public tours (no reservation required for groups under 15)
$6 per adult (including teacher/group leader)
$5 per senior (62 and above)/student 7th grade and over
$4 per student 6th grade and under/child (no minimum age)
Park entrance fee: $5 per car
*Christmas prices may vary, and weekend tour fees may be greater than special group tour rates.
To Book A Tour
Call the Historical Society office at 559-441-0862 and ask for the museum tour coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.