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Pioneer Yosemite History Center

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Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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Jan 2, 2017
“Worth a visit”
Dec 31, 2016
“Independence Day treat”
Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Very Interesting to walk through a covered bridge and to see all the old cabins and stores. In was also interesting to look at the different trees.

Thank BOhnysty
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Some of the things are closed during the winter, but there is still plenty to see, and definitely worth the visit. You may need to bring chains for your tires.

Thank Lynn020
Reviewed January 5, 2017

While it is closed during Christmas, you can still wander the property. From the parking lot, you cross a handmade covered bridge! Amazing what they accomplished in the 1800's. Well worth your time if you are interested in history.

Thank Gary J
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this little village. Entered through a cover d bridge this is a cluster of relocated building from within Yosemite, several houses and homesteads, a jail, stables, blacksmith and others. You can also enjoy a stagecoach...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed December 31, 2016

On route from Yosemite to Sequoia and happily happened upon the history centre. It felt special as this was 4th July. The volunteers Joanna and Tony in pioneer costume welcomed us graciously and chatted about their role. We had mentioned to Tony that we were...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I understand that on weekends and maybe during summer there are living history docents and carriage tour. We did it passively with the guide brochure. While you are in this vicinity, take the road all the way to the top and take the walk out...More

1  Thank IrishGenie
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We saw the area but a park ranger gave us a tour of the center and also the grave yard and other things. She also pointed out the Indian grounds with live dear that was very well done

Thank David S
Reviewed September 19, 2016

An area set up with a covered bridge leading into a compound of historical houses, bakery, jail/morgue, small stables with placards describing the artifacts of days gone by.

Thank Bradley J
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a relatively small but cute collection of buildings from various periods of Yosemite's history, with explanatory signs. A horse carriage ride is also available (for a fee). A covered bridge connects one side of the river with the other-this is part of the...More

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Gives an insight to a bygone era of the pioneers homes who crossed the states back in the 1800's seeking a better life.

Thank Pauline J
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marty J
What are the hours of operation?
February 17, 2016|
Response from Sandi0615 | Reviewed this property |
I would check online as they likely change depending on the time of year and weather.