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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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Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sandwiched between the wawona stables and the Big trees lodge this slice of American history doesn't fail to disappoint. From one of the few covered bridges in the west coast area to great examples of Stagecoach's and many original buildings showing the development of the...More

Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed through the historic area on our way to a hike so didn't stop while the buildings were open. However, on our return pass-through, we were still able to walk past the historic buildings. The signage was excellent so we were still able to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this little village which takes you through various times in Yosemite history. The pamphlet gives you detailed information about each building. We were able to print it online and take it with us. The area is very serene unless...More

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxing and educational spot for adults and children, an easy stroll among several building and a covered bridge from the time period. Provides a good picture of how pioneers lived. Well worth a visit and can't beat the price, free.

Thank John S
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The covered bridge was excellent. The village buildings were all closed, it would have been nice to look inside without having to peer through the Windows. Good for a half hour stroll.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I was impressed with the preservation of these authentic buildings, wagons and hand tools. It gives you a real appreciation of the rugged pioneers' spirit to survive the winters. Very well done ... and FREE!

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 28 March 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 27 January 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 6 January 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 2 January 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

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marty J
18 February 2016|
Response from Sandi0615 | Reviewed this property |
I would check online as they likely change depending on the time of year and weather.