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