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 November 16th Fresno County returned to tier one indicating widespread infection rates for COVID-19.  For this reason guided tours of the Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery have been suspended at this time.

Our on-site offices and archives remain closed to the public and researchers at this time. 
 

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. 

VISIT

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 - CLOSED AS OF NOVEMBER 16, 2020 DUE TO TIER 1 RESTRICTIONS 


Available Fridays at 1:00 PM & 2:00PM

And Saturdays & Sundays
at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

PRICING

Adults: $10.00 

Seniors/Children 5 to 12 years: $8.00

Children 4 and under: FREE 

Members: FREE 

 

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.  

PRICING

$8.00 per guest, 50% advance deposit required
 

BOOKING

To schedule your group tour, please email the Tour Manager at the link below.
 

 

SCHOOL TOURS

Bring your class on a field trip to the Kearney Mansion Museum and Gallery.

PRICING

$8.00 per student and/or chaperone.  Teacher and one chaperone are admitted free of charge.
50% advance deposit required.

BOOKING

To schedule your field trip, please email the Tour Manager at the link below.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

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. 

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

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. 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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.

Fresno County Historical Society 

Located inside Kearney Park 
7160 West Kearney Boulevard 
Fresno, CA 93706

Mail donations to: 

PO Box 11336

Fresno, CA 93772

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19

Offices Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For general inquiries: 

info@valleyhistory.org

t. 559-441-0862

Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19 

Weekend Guided Tours held on
Fridays at 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM 

And on  Saturdays & Sundays at
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. 

Private Group Tours for ten or more are available with advance reservations.

Closed on select holidays and for exhibition installations.

Weekend Guided Tour schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Archives 

Access to the Fresno County Historical Society Archives is available by appointment only. 

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19

Research requests should be emailed to:
archives@valleyhistory.org 
 

Requests may take up to 14 days to process.