Yosemite Museum

Yosemite Museum building with wood bark house to the left of the main door
Yosemite Museum entrance

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Trash/Litter Receptacles

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.


10 am to 5 pm (closed at noon for one hour) 

Getting Here

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.

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Last updated: April 5, 2024