Last updated: October 20, 2022
Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Trash/Litter Receptacles
Yosemite Museum currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Explore the cultural history of Yosemite Indians and watch daily traditional demonstrations, tour the art gallery, or take a self-guiding tour through an outdoor Indian Village, at the Yosemite Museum.
The Yosemite Museum has displays that interpret the cultural history of Yosemite's native Miwok and Paiute people from 1850 to the present, demonstrations of stone tool making, basket-weaving, beadwork, and traditional games.
In front of the museum is a cross-section of a giant sequoia tree that visitors can touch and a re-creation of an umacha, a Miwok and Paiute cedar bark house. Behind the Yosemite Museum, follow a self-guiding accessible trail through the re-constructed Indian Village of Ahwahnee, and learn about the significant plants and structures. Interpretive rangers are available to provide additional information.
The gallery is open periodically and often exhibits art pieces from the Yosemite Museum collection and other artists. See the latest issue of the Yosemite Guide for current exhibits.
Currently closed Mondays and Tuesdays
10 am to 3 pm (closed at noon for one hour)
Located in eastern Yosemite Valley, in Yosemite Village, nearest to Yosemite Village Parking. The Yosemite Museum is also located at shuttle stop #5 on the free Yosemite Valley shuttle route.
This facility is accessible. A few designated accessible parking spaces are available just west of the visitor center.