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“Fascinating” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kearney Mansion Museum

Kearney Mansion Museum
7160 Kearney Boulevard, Fresno, CA
+1 559-441-0862
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Fresno
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: 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 ag pioneer who came to be known as the Raisin King. Tour the turn-of-the-century ranch manager's residence (known as the Superintendent's Lodge) that was part of the ranch headquarters of Kearney's Fruit Vale Estate. The hour-long tour of the Superintendent's Lodge includes a visit to the Museum Store. Public Tour Hours Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 pm Adults $5 Seniors (60 & up) $4 Students (13-17 or with ID) $4 Children (3-12) $3 Free for Historical Society members and children under the age of 3. Please note: Fresno County charges a $5.00 Per vehicle fee for entrance into Kearney Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I visited Kearney Mansion many years ago while I was attending Clovis HS Interior Decorating 101 on a field-trip. The architecure had an intriguing characteristic suited for Mrs. Kearney.

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Fresno, California
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“Must See!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I loved touring the Kearney Mansion, which was actually the Manager's house for the working farm there. Mr. Kearney was going to build a castle there on the now Kearney Park grounds but died before he got a chance to start. But the plans are there at the house and drawings too. If you llike looking at old house and furniture to see how people once llived, you will really like this tour. Oh, it's only $5 per adult. Can't beat that price.

Visited February 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
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“An interesting spot, pretty; surprisingly 'cool' history with a dreamy element of what might have been”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We enjoyed our tour here a lot; great history lesson, small, intimate tour group. It would have been nice to see the larger mansion/castle built and the owner's dream fulfilled. An excellent way to spend a few hours in Fresno. The admission price when we visited in 2010 or 2011 was only $5, with a two-for-one discount available from a citywide coupon book or online nationwide coupon service.

Visited May 2011
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Fresno, California
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“A Little Bit of Old Fresno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

This home is a true landmark in Fresno...it has been very well restored and maintained. It is supposed to be haunted...and I have to tell you that I can feel "something" when ever I am there. Great place to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Excellent tour guide, beautiful house, sort of difficult to find”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

A friend and I visited Fresno on a "girls weekend" and since we both enjoy restored old houses decided to visit the Kearney Mansion. It was a bit outside of Fresno and somewhat difficult to find at the back of a park. Better signage would improve things immensely. The house itself was well-restored and the tour guide very knowledgeable. At the time we were there they only gave tours at certain times of day on certain days and we showed up before the door was opened even though we were on time. We wondered whether we were at the right place because of lack of signage but when another car showed up with people who wanted to see the house we decided to stay. I'm glad we did because along with the house tour we got an excellent history lesson on the area from the tour guide!

Visited January 2011
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