The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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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 our newly opened Gallery and the Ranch Kitchen/Museum Store.


Public Tour Hours

Friday, Saturday & Sunday tour start at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00 p.m.


Special Tour Hours

Saturday, December 14, 2019 tours at 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00pm


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 /Christmas $10
Seniors: (60 & up) $5 / Christmas $8
Students: (13-17 or with ID) $5 / Christmas $6
Children: $4 / Christmas $6
Free for Historical Society members

Please click HERE for school and group tour pricing.

 

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 Thursday, between 10 am - 4 pm. There is a $10 portrait/photography sitting fee for every 30 minutes of use for exterior photography

Last Updated Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 01:39 PM.