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Yosemite Cemetery

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West of the Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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Dating back to the 1800s, his graveyard is an interesting, peaceful spot of interest to visiting genealogists, history buffs and the simply curious. Graves of Native Americans lie alongside former valley residents and even a few casual visitors.
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West of the Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

With all of the majestic sites you see while looking to the heavens, it's easy to miss this historic site at your feet. About a block west of the Visitor's Center, this is a good place to take a quiet break from the crowds. I...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Had been to Yosemite for years before spotting the cemetery. It's across a side street next to the museum. Reading the headstones gives you an idea of the early settlers. Take a few minutes to walk through and think of these folks lives and times.

Reviewed July 29, 2016

My girlfriend loves to explore old cemeteries and read the various markers so she got a smile when we found this one. It is lightly populated but has a number of very old markers. Many are difficult to read due to age and deterioration but...More

Thank Tommy J
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The cemetery is across the street from the museum. It's not anything spectacular, but it is interesting to walk through the grounds and read the names of those that were involved in the discovery and protection of the Yosemite. Be sure to stop by and...More

Thank kmwinmic
Reviewed May 24, 2016

In addition to the "pioneer settler" and the "Father of Yo Semite," there are also grave markers labeled "Boston," "Frenchman," and "A boy." And none of them arrived by car or bus like us!

Thank Annie B
Reviewed February 23, 2016

We stumbled on this cemetery during our rambling. It was fascinating to read the headstones of the early settlers from the 1800s. Seems most of them didn't live past 60. Hard times.

Thank Carla R
Reviewed November 18, 2015

An interesting old cemetery of old settlers and other people who lived in the area a long time ago. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank John S
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

As we only had an afternoon in Yosemite, we drove to Yosemite Village and walked around the shops and a few of the shorter trails. Off of the walking path is Yosemite Cemetery which was a neat place to stop without going too far.

Thank Klineashtyn
Reviewed July 13, 2015

History lovers may appreciate a short walk through Yosemite Cemetery near the village visitor center. It's a peaceful place full of unknown stories.

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Pay attention then you would see the subtle tombs in the woods but there is not much background information about the deceased. Rest in peace all the beautiful souls beneath the peaceful Yosemite park.

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