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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  • 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 »
  • If you come in the south entrance to the Park make sure to save some time to visit this History Center. Lots of original buildings have been preserved and re-located and you can walk around the site.....  more
    If you come in the south entrance to the Park make sure to save some time to visit this History Center. Lots of original buildings have been preserved and re-located and you can walk around the site.....  more »
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  • It’s kind of cool place.. if you limited time, I would rather spend on the valley… if you have time it’s worth a visit… the covered bridge and jail was cool.. other cottages were closed for winter.. was told it will open in summer with people enacting old times..
  • Fun place for the kids to explore with little signs at every building explaining the significance of every structure. You can look thru the windows and see all the furniture as well.

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