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Wassama Round House State Park

The Wassama Roundhouse is a local Historic Ceremonial Miwok site, and the focal point of the Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park in Ahwahnee. It is one of only a few remaining roundhouses in California, and is still used today as a ceremonial structure.

As part of the state parks system, The Roundhouse Park is operated by the Wassama Roundhouse Association under the supervision of local Miwok Tribal members. Tribal ceremonies are traditionally held at harvests and births, and for mourning ceremonies.

Special events and tours are available, but ceremonies are strictly for Tribal Members only. The public is invited, however, to Indian Gathering Day, including cultural dance demonstrations, crafts and basket weaving, held the second Saturday in July each year.

The park is five miles northwest of Oakhurst off Highway 49.

For more information about the Wassama Roundhouse Association, write to P. O. Box 328, Ahwahnee, CA 93601, or call (559) 683-8194.

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