We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Rare Paintings and Collectibles

Rare painting styles collection that change out during year with collectibles displayed in cases... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Well worth a visit

The museum gave a interesting insight of the history the Park from the eraly indian days through to... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Nambour, Australia
Read all 48 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
Yosemite Valley's beauty has drawn artists from all over the world for well over 100 years. This museum displays a collection of works selected by a jury of many artists. Works include a variety of styles and range from old to contemporary. In...more
Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Yosemite National Park
from $95.00
More Info
from $110.00
More Info
from $139.00
More Info
from $135.00
More Info
Reviews (48)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslocal artistsvisitor centerspecial exhibitwoven basketsnative american villageartifactscollectionjewelrydocenthistorytreasureyosemitestructureparkvalleyphotos
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Rare painting styles collection that change out during year with collectibles displayed in cases and detailed signage. Spend some time to learn history from those that came to Yosemite over a century ago and left items for us to enjoy. You'll be truly amazed of...More

Thank ginnym92
Reviewed June 16, 2018

The museum gave a interesting insight of the history the Park from the eraly indian days through to present day.

Thank TimandLee
Reviewed June 1, 2018

There's a sales area I ignored. Adjoining Indian Village has structures unique to the original Yosemite Valley inhabitants. An Indian Motorcycle has an interesting history. Native animators talk about the use of stone, basket weaving and bead work. Beading was demonstrated. Stop and talk.

Thank Garth M
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We love museums and happened onto the Museum by accident. I was pretty excited and curious about what they had in store. Well, not much. I hate to say it, but I was disappointed. First, the Museum was a bit disjointed and didn't have a...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We went through to learn about Yosemite's geology. Ended up learning about the indigenous tribes and so much more.

Thank AMSadventuretraveler
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Great museum with some marvelous artifacts. The staff have the kids make things was a nice touch too. Make sure you visit the gift shop. The young lady knows where all the local gifts and jewelry are made and who by. Some very nice stuff...More

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed August 29, 2017

So much history...in a so small room! It has so many things to see and read about the history of the park! I recommend it for your visit!

Thank lazdim
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Worth a view to see all the Indian costumes, basketry and more. Also gift shop has jewelry made by local and AZ Indian tribes.

Thank Frankee11
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I was disappointed with the display. Mainly, woven pots, spear heads and photos of the native people. I was hoping to see more daily life-style of the natives.

Thank PueoKupaa
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is an interesting museum about the Native American presence in Yosemite. It's right next to the visitor center & worth a look. There's beautiful, huge woven baskets woven by Native American women. Very interesting. There's also a docent to answer questions. There's also an...More

Thank ccindyk48
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
2,837 reviews
.59 miles away
Yosemite Valley Lodge
4,134 reviews
.78 miles away
Yosemite View Lodge
4,351 reviews
10.81 miles away
Big Trees Lodge
2,203 reviews
15.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 22 restaurants in Yosemite National Park
The Majestic Yosemite Dining Room
2,345 reviews
.58 miles away
Degnan's Kitchen
485 reviews
.05 miles away
Mountain Room Restaurant
1,088 reviews
.81 miles away
Majestic Yosemite Hotel Bar
428 reviews
.62 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 125 attractions in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley
6,014 reviews
.15 miles away
Yosemite Falls
2,102 reviews
.63 miles away
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
395 reviews
.59 miles away
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
82 reviews
.61 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yosemite Museum Gallery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines