Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Wawona Area

Latitude, Longitude: 37.535560, -119.656048

The Wawona area tells the story of Yosemite's human history and pioneer past. The charming 19th century Wawona Hotel and the Pioneer Yosemite History Center are a history buff's delight. The center is a collection of historic buildings associated with the people and events that shaped the national park idea in Yosemite. Interpretive signs and a brochure provide a self-guiding tour. In summer, take a journey through time on a horse-drawn stage ride. Hill's Studio, a painting studio from the 1880s, now operates as a visitor information station. Also in Wawona, you will find walks and hikes of varying difficulty to places like Wawona Meadow and Chilnualna Falls, one of the tallest outside Yosemite Valley.


Located six miles from the park's South Entrance or a one-hour drive from the Valley