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Address: Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 375 9531 or 209 379 2646
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We stopped in on our way out of the park. Spent about an hour walking around. They were doing a living history day with some school age children, so all the staff were in period... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Learn how life was in the Sierras back then. Farm and saddle equipment tell the story in old buildings. Excellent guides in the summer.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped in on our way out of the park. Spent about an hour walking around. They were doing a living history day with some school age children, so all the staff were in period costumes. They were demonstrating a number of pioneer activities and the students were participating. I am sure they were really having a ball.

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Farlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, taking in a short walk in the woods & having a look around a selection of log cabins, each which represented a use of bygone times around the stagecoach era. Really interesting & nicely presented too. Very pretty & scenic part of the park/woods. The visitor centre did'nt appear to be open when... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Seeing old cabins and stores some still with old cook stoves and furniture inside. Covered bridge was amazing. A beautiful creek. They only ask for donations. Visitor Center was closed.

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Santa Barbara, California
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I think that because it was January we really didn't even notice that this History Center was here! I'm sure that when there are horses and people milling about in historic garb it is quite fun! As it was, it was just a neat place to do a short self-tour and get some awesome pictures of the covered bridge.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a "Fall Gathering" in Wawona sponsored by the Yosemite Conservancy. There were many activities to participate in, but I especially enjoyed the presentation on the History of Yosemite as well as the stagecoach ride at the Pioneer History Center. I realized how travel 100-150 years ago might have been, overall very interesting to learn... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We should always learn history this way. Displays of log cabins,stage coaches, a covered bridge take us back to the early days. This is interesting for people of all ages.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We just happened to stop by here on a return drive from Mariposa grove, and it was one of the highlights of the trip! It had something for everyone in the family, from old buildings and history, to horses, to live blacksmiths! It is a slef paced tour and you can spend as much, or little, time as you like.... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very nice history museum. Beautiful art displays. very easy to read descriptions. Volunteer staff was very helpful. Very clean facility.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We dropped in here on a Sunday mid-morning to check it out. Pretty much all self guided tour took us through a collection of stage coaches that are in remarkable condition. Following that, we walked though the covered bridge which was very impressive with the main beams being hand cut with axes a long many years ago, obvious from the... More 

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