Pioneer Yosemite History Center, Wawona

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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

Chris Jorgenson Studio

George Anderson Pioneer Home

Hodgdon Homestead Cabin

Wawona Covered Bridge

Yosemite Transportation Company Office

Blacksmith shop

Ranger patrol cabin

Cavalry office

Degnan's Bakery

Powderhouse and jail
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  • I had driven past Wawona many times but never knew about Pioneer Yosemite History Center just to the north. You start with a wagon shed with open sides and views of maybe two dozen wagon, coaches...  more »
  • I love crossing the the wooden covered bridge to the Pioneer Center. Though you can't go in any of the buildings, except where the stage coaches/farm equipment are housed, it's fun reading about each....  more »
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  • Wawona has several hidden attractions and this is one of them. This is a great place to get away from the crowds in the valley. Take the time to enjoy the Pioneer Yosemite history. For a few months out of the year, the center has history reenactments.
  • Nice, uncrowded spot by the river for the family. Some good historical context can be found as well.

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