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 PUBLIC TOURS:

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 the Ranch Kitchen/Museum Store.

 

Public Tour Hours

Saturday & Sunday

1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm

Schedule may change due to park events or tour guide availability. Please call (559) 441-0862 to confirm times.

Please Note: The 1:00 pm public tour on Saturday, February 24 is reserved for a private group. The 2:00 and 3:00 tours will be open to the public. No reservation is required for tours of 15 or less. There is a $5 per car Kearney Park admission fee.

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


Kearney Mansion Museum Admission Fees

Adults $6
Seniors (60 & up) $5
Students (13-17 or with ID) $5
Children (3-12) $4
Free for Historical Society members and children under the age of 3.

Please click here for school and group tour pricing.

Christmas tour rates vary.

 

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.  Please note: The wheelchair lift for access to the first floor of the museum is not operable at this time. Please call (559) 441-0862 to check on the status of the repair. We apologize for the inconvenience. We can provide a book with photos of the Museum.

 

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


Last Updated Monday, January 22, 2018 - 03:40 PM.