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Address: Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Helen G
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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 ride with an informative ranger at the reigns. After you are finished at the village... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 looking to top up our food supplies and he recommended a particular farm shop outside... More 

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 to the Swinging Bridge. One of the small treasures of the park not often visited.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Yuba City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a relatively small but cute collection of buildings from various periods of Yosemite's history, with explanatory signs. A horse carriage ride is also available (for a fee). A covered bridge connects one side of the river with the other-this is part of the museum and the horses walk across the bridge. Would be especially good for kids.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Gives an insight to a bygone era of the pioneers homes who crossed the states back in the 1800's seeking a better life.

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Thank Pauline J
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great historical insight. Original and recreated buildings. Working Blacksmith. Fun (but very short) Stagecoach like carriage ride for a very reasonable $5. Horseback riding available. Staff was great, they knew all kinds of interesting tidbits, but they didn't insist unless you were interested. It's pretty dusty and dirty...as it was back then.

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