Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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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.

Please Note: The Kearney Mansion Museum will be closed November 10 & 11 due to an event in the park. The museum will also be closed Sunday, November 18 and Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25 as staff and volunteers prepare the Museum for "Christmas at Kearney". 

 

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

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. Please note: The wheelchair lift for access to the first floor of the museum is not operable at this time. Please call (559) 441-0862 to check on the status of the repair. We apologize for the inconvenience. Upon request, we can provide a book with photos of the Museum.


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 Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 06:04 PM.