Pioneer Yosemite History Center, Yosemite National Park

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The Pioneer Yosemite History Center is an assembled collection of historic buildings from Yosemite National Park that is located in Wawona, California. Visitors can walk around the buildings year round, and the interiors are open in the summer on a limited basis. There are also special programs and carriage rides in the summer.
The buildings include:

Acting Superintendent's Headquarters

Blacksmith shop

Cavalry office

Chris Jorgenson Studio

Degnan's Bakery

George Anderson Pioneer Home

Hodgdon Homestead Cabin

Powderhouse and jail

Ranger patrol cabin

Wawona Covered Bridge

Yosemite Transportation Company Office (aka Wells Fargo Office)The Acting Superintendent's Headquarters, the Chris Jorgenson Studio, the Hodgdon Homestead Cabin, the Wawona Covered Bridge, and the Yosemite Transportation Company Office are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I have visited the History Center in Wawona many times. This time I spent most of my visit in the new Chinese Laundry Building that is across from the gray barn. It was fascinating to learn about... 
    I have visited the History Center in Wawona many times. This time I spent most of my visit in the new Chinese Laundry Building that is across from the gray barn. It was fascinating to learn about...  more »
  • Such nice people and so much history. What a pleasant surprise! We stopped in before going to the market and were welcomed by a couple of the staff (volunteers?) who chatted with us, shared info and.....  more
    Such nice people and so much history. What a pleasant surprise! We stopped in before going to the market and were welcomed by a couple of the staff (volunteers?) who chatted with us, shared info and.....  more »
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  • I could not emphasize more in words how important the history is. Thank you to all the effort to preserver all these things belong to history. A very rich history to understand and appreciate all the pioneers to explore this land. If you love history, if you love knowledge and want to know what it is all about, this must be a stop for you to visit and explore. Thank you to all volunteers to continue the job what they are doing
  • Buildings open 10 to 5 with lots of free parking which is always open. Nice store in the parking area. Amazing covered bridge leads you to a collection of log cabins. One is a blacksmith shop. The smiths have a number of items for sale and will custom make items on request. There are a collection of wagons and a stable with horses and mules.

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