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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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This was a nice stop on a hot day. The buildings are interesting and have some cool artifacts in them. My kids loved the blacksmith that was working. He was great at talking about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those who are interested in what life was like for the early settlers of the area, this is a fun place to visit. There are several structures there, moved from other places, that give a good sense of what life was like a century ago. There are several old buildings with plaques describing their age, use, and purpose. As... More 

Thank Dale W
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Pioneer Yosemite History Center. There is parking nearby. We liked walking across the creek via the Covered Bridge. There are informational signs throughout the park describing the bridge and other historical buildings at the History Center. One can ride a stagecoach for a small charge. We liked seeing the artist's cabin, the Mountaineer Cabin, the Wells Fargo... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice stop on a hot day. The buildings are interesting and have some cool artifacts in them. My kids loved the blacksmith that was working. He was great at talking about what he was doing. My son had him make a small leaf charm for $10 and it made a unique souvenir. We also did the 10-15... More 

Thank nikolaik
Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A covered bridge, a garage of 19th century carriages, and about a dozen old structures relocated here with interpretive signs. Worth at least a brief visit for a sense of the area circa 1880-1910.

Thank ronks
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Pioneer History Center is a collection of old buildings, most of them relocated to this location from other areas within the park. I understand that there are sometimes re-enactors available to tell you more about them, but I have never seen that. Instead, there's a pamphlet available that you can use to give yourself a self-guided tour of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We happened upon this little gem as we wandered around the grounds at Wawona. The buildings and cabins were moved to this site from various places in Yosemite. All have historical value/meaning. There is a self-guided walking tour. When we were visiting, a class of 4th graders were dressed in period costume and were representing an historical Yosemite figure. The... More 

Thank kmwinmic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We visited this site early in the spring so there were no employees around to add to the experience. It is, however, worth the visit. It is a well-preserved village with good signage that explains all of the structures. It is on the way into Yosemite Valley so it is not out of the way & there is a nice... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We entered the park at the South Entrance, so this was the first 'attraction' that we passed. We stopped and I am so glad I did. There is so much history here and the kids were fascinated to see how the first lived here. There is a quaint covered bridge and they have all of the old tools and wagons... More 

Thank MalibuMamaLoves
Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Since we visited in March, there weren't very many things open (I understand there is a hay ride during the summer and possibly horseback riding). The old homes and covered bridge were definitely worth stopping for.

Thank ckg88
Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Amazing covered bridge & log cabins with some of the furnishings left inside. When we were there the buildings were closed but we could peek inside.

Thank Carol P

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