Yosemite Valley Chapel, Yosemite National Park

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Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by impressive granite cliffs, Yosemite Valley Chapel is a splendid example of the Carpenter Gothic architectural style. The historic wooden chapel was originally built in the "Lower Village" in 1879, and then moved to its present location in 1901. Thanks to its quaint appearance and superb location, it is popular with wedding parties. With our international travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Yosemite Valley Chapel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I had this church on my list of places to stop... glad we did! Stop get out and look around... behind you is a beautiful vista that few ever will see! The historic church is so beautiful sitting...  more »
  • My whole family traveled to Yosemite in July. Our first stop was by Yosemite chapel and admired a view of the Yosemite Falls from the front lawn. We loved the spot so much that we unloaded our...  more »
  • Yosemite National Park is a must see! The chapel in Yosemite Valley is small, but worth the stop. Waterfalls and picturesque landscape surround the chapel. The swinging bridge is a short (quarter to half a mile) walk along a maintained path. There is also a popular trailhead located behind the chapel we didn't utilize. The parking lot at the chapel is very small, but most of Yosemite Valley is accessible via walk, bicycle, shuttle, or drive. Each visit to the park is unique depending on time of year and weather conditions. Bring water and snacks for your visit because services are limited inside the park.
  • We took some time out to sit and think in the Chapel. It is a lovely place to gather your thoughts. Highly recommended for a visit.

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