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Pioneer Yosemite History Center

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Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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All reviews covered bridge history center early settlers nice stop picnic tables horseback riding wonderful collection general store memorial day many years small town couple of hours car park volunteer staff the national park service village pioneer
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stopped to eat lunch and were disappointed there just isn't much there. There is a covered bridge. One person in our party went under and saw the sprinkler system to protect it from far....that was amazing. Toilets are not great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

came upon this area by chance on our way to see the Sequoias. Really interesting village consisting of historical buildings with information plaques. Worth stopping for, expect to spend a couple of hours here

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank purplepigeon
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The history center consists of historic structures from different eras of Yosemite history. Don’t pass up if you have the time. I especially liked the covered bridge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MED1500
Reviewed 7 October 2018

There is a wonderful collection of historic buildings from Yosemite's past. Some building were moved to this site. Take time to walk through the covered bridge and look at the timbers used and read how they were cut. There is also a collection of buck...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 13 September 2018

My wife and I saw this centre when driving past and decided to stop. It was free though donations are suggested. It was fascinating to see the covered bridge and other buildings from so long ago. There is plenty of parking and good washrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We stumbled on this building museum by accident and were pleasantly surprised. A collection of a dozen (or so) structures give some perspective into Yosemite's pioneer past. Free with admission to Yosemite.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We came on a Wednesday in mid September and it was pretty dead. None of the buildings except the stage exhibit area were open. There were 4 horses in the stables. No stage rides. But, we enjoyed walking around anyway because it brought back memories...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you are staying in the area it is worth the visit, but probably not worth the drive otherwise. If you have some extra time you can drive about a mile or two down the road and do the swinging bridge hike. It only takes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Now this is what the original park headquarters seems to have been. Really could see the travelers of the time going through here. Nicely kept.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kim9414
Reviewed 3 May 2018

All the buildings were closed but we walked the small village. The covered bridge was beautiful and felt like we were in New England. Dog friendly are to get some exercise.

Date of experience: May 2018
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marty J
18 February 2016|
Response from sandib589 | Reviewed this property |
I would check online as they likely change depending on the time of year and weather.