We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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Kearney Mansion Museum Public Tours

Kearney Mansion Museum, Photo by Rich Barrett

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 p.m.

Please Note: The Kearney Mansion Museum will be closed Saturday, September 15, due to an event in the park. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Schedule may change due to park events or tour guide availability.

Please call (559) 441-0862 to confirm times.

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

No photography, food or drinks are allowed during the tour.


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.

Please, no bills over $20 at the door. 


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. Upon request, 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 Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:43 AM.