- The Pioneer Yosemite History Center lies in the Wawona area of the park, adjacent to the Wawona Store, across the Covered Bridge. It contains a grouping of historic structures built within the parks boundaries. The structures date to the mining and logging era of the region and represent vernacular architecture of the high Sierra. A 30-minute, self-guided tour through the history center provides information for visitors about the controversial history of the Yosemite region. The Center is always open and interpretive signs and brochures are located within the facility. Visitors can expect an easy walk through the center, except during extreme snow conditions.
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