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Pioneer Yosemite History Center

#1 of 2 things to do in Wawona Features Animals
Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
“Genuine - Not a Reproduction”
Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 28 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 3 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

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 31 December 2016

On route from Yosemite to Sequoia and happily happened upon the history centre. It felt special as this was 4th July. The volunteers Joanna and Tony in pioneer costume welcomed us graciously and chatted about their role. We had mentioned to Tony that we were...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I understand that on weekends and maybe during summer there are living history docents and carriage tour. We did it passively with the guide brochure. While you are in this vicinity, take the road all the way to the top and take the walk out...More

1  Thank IrishGenie
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We saw the area but a park ranger gave us a tour of the center and also the grave yard and other things. She also pointed out the Indian grounds with live dear that was very well done

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

An area set up with a covered bridge leading into a compound of historical houses, bakery, jail/morgue, small stables with placards describing the artifacts of days gone by.

Thank Bradley J
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marty J
What are the hours of operation?
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.