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History Village and Stables

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Pioneer History Center and Big Trees Stables in Wawona


Step back in time with *docents and wander your way through the historic Grey Barn and Covered Bridge, the Artist Cabin, Calvary Office, Wells Fargo Office, Degnan’s Bakery, Blacksmith Shop, Powderhouse and Jail and even tour a collection of wagon trains!

The Pioneer Yosemite History Center consists of historic structures from different eras of Yosemite history. Originally constructed in multiple locations throughout Yosemite, they were moved to Wawona in the 1950s and 1960s. As you walk among them, it is important to remember that the area does not represent a village. Instead, each building represents a different chapter in the Yosemite story. Allow Yosemite history to come to life as you travel back in time to an era of horse-drawn wagons, covered bridges, and log cabins.

*The History Center also offers stagecoach rides, horseback riding tours and barn dances!

*Summer season only