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Historic Ahwahnee Tours

Historic Ahwahnee Tours

Historic Ahwahnee Tour
Take a step back in time with an interpretive guide at The Ahwahnee. Explore the magnificent halls, great rooms, and grounds as you examine The Ahwahnee's unique history and design. Explore the role The Ahwahnee has played throughout Yosemite and National Park Service history.

The Details

When and where
Please meet at The Ahwahnee (near shuttle stop #3). Check in with The Ahwahnee Concierge Desk upon arrival to the hotel. Please check the Yosemite Guide or Yosemite's Weekly Program Listing for up-to-date information and offerings.

1 hour.

Advanced registration is required. You can sign-up by visiting or calling The Ahwahnee Concierge Desk at 209-372-1426. Private programs are available upon request, for an additional fee. Contact Interpretive Services at 209-372-1257 to schedule a private tour. 


Space is strictly limited to 25 participants. These tours are designed for adults and mature children.

What to bring
Please dress for the weather including comfortable, close-toed footwear. In addition, please bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. All tours explore The Ahwahnee grounds and exterior architecture for at least 10 minutes.

We can accommodate various special needs with advance notice. We have assistive listening devices for those who are hard of hearing or, potentially, an interpreter for participants who are Deaf. The tour is wheelchair accessible. If possible, please inform us of any needs before the program.

Call Delaware North at Yosemite Interpretive Services at 209-372-1153.

Other Interpretive Programs
This is just one of many Yosemite interpretive programs available to guests. For more information, please visit

Additional Information
For more information regarding The Ahwahnee, please visit