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 20, 2021, Fresno County returned to tier three indicating moderate infection rates for COVID-19.  Based on the California Blueprint For A Safer Economy the Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery is able to reopen on April 30, 2021 for tours at 50% capacity. 

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.  

Feel free to email us with questions or concerns. 

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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 - REOPENING PLANNED FOR APRIL 30, 2021 

Available Fridays at 3:00PM

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

Fashionable Fresno: Styles from 1910 to the 1930s

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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. 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Fresno's Early Mayors: Perspectives from the Past

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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

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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.