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Yosemite Cemetery

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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“headstones” (2 reviews)
West of the Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This small cemetery is in the heart of the valley, nestled between the granite walls. Quiet and serene, it's a quick and easy walk.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 4 June 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 14 September 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 29 July 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 3 June 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 24 May 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 23 February 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 18 November 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 26 October 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 13 July 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
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