Hanford Carnegie Museum
Tour the Hanford Carnegie Museum and Tourist Information Center.
You may tour the museum at your leisure or take a guided tour of the Museum to see all our displays on The Life and Times of Hanford and Kings County in the late 1800's and early 1900's and its people. We have displays on Amelia Earhart and her friendship with Hanford resident Mary Packwood, The Infamous Mussel Slough Tragedy, Tulare Lake (once the largest freshwater body this side of the Mississippi) and more. Visit our Museum to see its beautiful Romanesque architecture and how it came into existence, find out how Hanford received its name, what Hanford was before becoming Hanford, see what a house was like before electricity and running water and more.
Historical Walking Tours
"Step Back in Time" Hanfords Beginnings
This guided tour includes current landmarks which will take you back to the late 1800's when the cultured English people influenced our lifestyles. This tour will include taking a look at at the old hotels, "Whiskey Row", the first commercial brick building, the catastrophic fires, the Opera House, the influence of the railroad and the reason for Hanfords Beginning. Find out when and why our city was incorporated and visit the Hanford Carnegie Museum and Tourist Information Center.
"Step Back in Time" Turn of the Century
This guided tour includes buildings within Hanfords Historic District which were built in the late 1800's as well as some constructed after the Turn of the Century. This tour includes the 1897 Sheriffs Office and Jail, the 1897 Kings County Courthouse, The Irwin Street Inn built in the 1890's and Superior Dairy and more.
"Step Back in Time" Historical Buildings Museums and Art
This guided tour includes a walk through the Kings Art Center, The Episcopal Churches, The Fox Theater, Taoist Temple and the Hanford Carnegie Museum and Tourist Information Center where you will journey into the past with a tour through each of the buildings in the past and present.
Contact us to schedule your tour today! 559.584.1367 or 559.553.5602
"Step Back in Time" Tours
The Hanford Carnegie Museum and Tourist Information Center has several different Tours that we now offer. Let us help you and your school, club, organization, family or individuals pick and plan the perfect tour for you!