Visitor Information

orange_harvest_visitors Exeter Murals

Exeter’s unique downtown is home to 26 murals relating to the history of Exeter and its surrounding areas.  The most recent mural was dedicated on the 100th anniversary of the City of Exeter in March of 2011.  For details visit our Mural Gallery.

museum_visitors Exeter Museum

One of the newest additions to Exeter’s heritage is the Exeter Museum which is located next to Exeter Art Gallery.  This historic 1913 former Mt. Whitney power house is an interactive experience into Exeter’s past.  Admission to the Gallery and Museum is free. Please visit their Exeter Historical Museum Facebook page for more information.

garden_party_visitors Annual Events

There are several events that take place in the City of Exeter.  We have the Exeter Fall Festival in October.  Starting at the end of November we have the Exeter Holiday Open House.  The Exeter Chamber of Commerce has further information regarding all of our annual events.

parks_visitorsCity Parks

Exeter has many parks.  City Park, located at Chestnut and E Streets, has a child play area, picnic area, horse shoes, wading pool (seasonal), restrooms, library and a Carnegie Building / Senior Center.  This park is also the venue for Exeter’s free summer concert series.  For more information about Exeter parks, see the Recreation Department.

Our newest park, the Exeter Bark Park was a community-wide effort lead by the Friends of Residential Exeter Dogs and is located on F street across from City Hall.

Residents of Exeter

The residents of Exeter enjoy living in a city that has a strong reputation for being the ideal place to live, work, and play. The small town farming community in southern San Joaquin Valley, provides an atmosphere of community not often found today. In the shadow of the landmark water tower, Exeter boasts a scenic beauty, thriving business community, and rich heritage. Exeter is cleaner, safer and more prosperous than most towns in California’s farm belt because people here take care of each other.

Exeter has been the birthplace of artists, authors, two Nevada Governors, business entrepreneurs, baseball greats, and many hard-working residents.

Named “one of America’s prettiest painted places,” Exeter’s buildings are adorned with murals depicting its colorful past. Currently, there are 24 murals, the most recent of which commemorates the city’s centennial.

Exeter boasts a 100-year agricultural history. It is the home of the Emperor grape, a plump, seeded variety of table grapes. Every fall, the residents come together for the Emperor Grape Festival, enjoying a parade, entertainment, great food, and the company of other residents. The Fall festival is one of many annual events held in Exeter.
The downtown streets are lined with vibrant small businesses including antique stores, specialty shops, services, restaurants, book stores, all locally owned.

Exeter’s public school system is dedicated to academic excellence and quality education. And after school, kids from high school flood the streets to get ice cream and stacks at the Frosty King and participate in a variety of sports activities at one of the city’s parks.