Guided Tours of the Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery have resumed with modifications. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the safety of our guests and staff, the capacity for tours has been limited to a maximum of 12 guests per tour and we request that all guest over five years of age wear a face mask or shield while in the facility.
Feel free to email us with questions or concerns.
On April 30, 2021 the Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery reopened for tours at 50% capacity based on tier three - moderate rate outlined in the California Blueprint For A Safer Economy.
Our on-site offices and archives remain closed to the public and researchers at this time.
Thank you for your support and generosity in keeping the past alive for the generations yet to come.
Bring your family and friends to the Kearney Historic Site inside of Kearney Park 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 - an agricultural pioneer who came to be known as the Raisin King of California.
Tour the turn-of-the-20th 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 - 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.
HOURS & PRICING
GUIDED TOURS - SUMMER HOURS JUNE 1 to AUGUST 15
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM.
& Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Seniors/Children 5 to 12 years: $8.00
Children 4 and under: FREE
*A cash only, $5.00 per vehicle parking fee will be collected at the park entrance when you arrive.
Advance Reservations are encouraged.
Closed on select holidays and for exhibition installations.
Guided Tour schedule is subject to change.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
Private tours are available for groups of ten or more by appointment only.
Includes: Free admission to Kearney Park, a docent-led tour of the Kearney Mansion Museum and access to the Gallery featuring a rotating exhibition of objects, photos and ephemera from the Society Archives.
$8.00 per guest, 50% advance deposit required
To schedule your group tour, please email the Tour Manager at the link below.
Bring your class on a field trip to the Kearney Mansion Museum and Gallery.
$8.00 per student and/or chaperone. Teacher and one chaperone are admitted free of charge.
50% advance deposit required.
To schedule your field trip, please email the Tour Manager at the link below.
In December 2019, the Fresno County Historical Society opened a Gallery on the first floor of the Servants' Quarters at the Kearney Mansion Museum. The space features exhibitions that tell the story of our region through photographs and objects housed in the Society's Archives and on loan from partner organizations throughout Fresno County.
Exhibitions change quarterly. The Gallery is open for viewing as part of the Kearney Mansion Museum Tour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM or by special appointment.
Fashionable Fresno: Styles from 1910 to the 1930s
Enjoy this exhibition of clothing and accessories along with photographs of early models, store window displays from as early at 1914 and newspaper ads selling the latest fashions to Fresno County's ladies. The story of what we wore 100 years ago and the adornments that we selected tells us so much about who we were and who we are now. Don't miss this glimpse into history, visit today.
Fresno's Early Mayors: Perspectives from the Past
Fresno has a history of colorful leadership with a list of early mayors who each put their mark on our City and helped to shape the future that we are living today.
In partnership with the Pop Laval Foundation, the Fresno County Historical Society presents a photo retrospective of the influential leaders who served the City.
The exhibit also features original letters sent to mayors and other ephemera including the personal scrapbooks kept by three of our top officials.
Celebrate the Season:
A Photographic Exhibition from the Pop Laval Collection
December 1, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Within his vast collection of work, Pop Laval captured the joy of Christmas and documented the traditions of the holiday in stunning detail.
From raucous snow play to classic Christmas morning photos, Pop made each image come to life.
Because of his visionary work, we can step back in time and enjoy a nostalgic celebration.