September 1, 2015


This is a great place to start your Historic Hwy 49 adventure!

There is plenty to do in Oakhurst and a wide variety of lodging from camping to B & B's to full service hotels to stay in. Shop for antiques, or browse the art galleries, and dine in the many restaurants that abound in this picturesque historic town. You will want to tour Fresno Flats Historical Park where numerous historical buildings have been preserved and filled with exhibits of Oakhurst's history in the making. Little Church on the Hill is another must on every visitors list. Located in the center of Oakhurst at Oakhill Cemetery, the church is the only remaining wooden structure of its era in the entire region. Visitors can try their hand at gold panning in nearby Coarsegold, or visit the Wassama Round House in Ahwahnee.

Oakhurst's history is forever linked to the many small towns up and down Highway 49 - The Gold Chain Highway; so plan enough time to take some side trips! In the mean time be sure to visit these local attractions. You'll be glad you did!

Points of Interest

  • Yosemite
  • Bass Lake
  • Gallery Row
  • Madera Wine Trail
  • The Talking Bear
  • Sierra Mono Museum
  • Mono Indian Museum
  • The Cunningham School
  • Sierra Vista Byway
  • Little Church on the Hill
  • Wassama Round House
  • Fresno Flats Historic Park
  • Kings Vintage Clothing Museum
  • Children's Museum OfThe Sierra
  • Coarsegold Historic Village
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
And for information on travel and activities in our region, or for camping and lodging in and around Yosemite; contact the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau


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