I sometimes picture my farm as a battlefield with troops of people struggling with nature in a hundred-year war.

Germans, Italians, Chinese and Japanese, Armenians, Filipinos, and Mexicans---their voices have sounded over this farm, their families have walked these rows . . .

~ David Mas Masumoto, Epitaph for a Peach

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Kearney Mansion Museum Public Tours

Kearney Mansion Museum, Photo by Rich Barrett

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 agricultural pioneer who came to be known as the Raisin King.  Tour the turn-of-the-century Kearney Mansion Museum (also known as the Superintendent’s Lodge) that was 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 Ranch Kitchen/Museum Store.


Public Tour Hours

Saturday & Sunday

1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Schedule may change due to park events or tour guide availability.

Note: The Kearney Mansion Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 21, due to an event in the park. 

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

No photography, food or drinks are allowed during the tour.


Kearney Mansion Museum Admission Fees

Adults $6
Seniors (60 & up) $5
Students (13-17 or with ID) $5
Children (3-12) $4
Free for Historical Society members and children under the age of 3.


Please click HERE for school and group tour pricing.

Christmas tour rates vary.

Please, no bills over $20 at the door. 


Disabled Visitors

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:  To book photography sessions on the Kearney Mansion Museum porch, grounds and out buildings surrounding the Museum, please call the Society office at (559) 441- 0862. Appointments available Tuesday through Friday, between 10 am - 4 pm. There is a $10 portrait/photography sitting fee for every 30 minutes of use for exterior photography

Last Updated Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 08:00 AM.