Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tours at Kearney Mansion have been temporarily suspended and our on-site offices are closed at this time. We look forward to resuming tours, including several new offerings when it is safe to do so.
Please visit us often for updates and to learn about future projects. In the meantime, we would like to invite you to become a member today. Thank you for your support and generosity in keeping the past alive for the generations yet to come.
Feel free to email us with questions or concerns.
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
WEEKEND GUIDED TOURS
Available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - BEGINNING JULY 26, 2020
at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Seniors/Children 5 to 12 years: $8.00
Children 4 and under: FREE
Advance Reservations are not required.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance online.
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 or book online 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 or book online 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.
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.