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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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A nice small "village" of restored buildings from the past.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Davigeta
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Yuba City, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 museum and the horses walk across the bridge. Would be especially good for kids.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historical insight. Original and recreated buildings. Working Blacksmith. Fun (but very short) Stagecoach like carriage ride for a very reasonable $5. Horseback riding available. Staff was great, they knew all kinds of interesting tidbits, but they didn't insist unless you were interested. It's pretty dusty and dirty...as it was back then.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In fact, in Wyoming and Montana, the same ideas. Buy and move period buildings and set up a "town" and history. It's one thing to read about how the early Yosemite explorers lived but a building sitting there is worth a thousand pictures.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

In all my trips to Ysoemite we never stopped at Wawona. We missed a lot. The Pioneer History Center is a great place to see the history of the park and the way the early residents of the park lived.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Enjoyed walking round this small centre with information about the first stage coaches and reproductions of the original log cabins as well as authentic equipment from the period.

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Clayton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 July 1, 2016

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 

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