Yosemite 125th Anniversary Package Celebrate 125 Years of Yosemite National Park. On October 1, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation officially creating Yosemite National Park. This created the third national park, just a week behind Sequoia National Park, adding over 1,400 square miles to the Yosemite Grant set aside by President Lincoln in 1864. The National Park Service and its partners have a series of events planned for 2015 to mark the anniversary. Starting with the Youth Kick-Off Event (March 24) and running through the Yosemite Half Marathon (October 10), there are special events for all tastes. New events are being added continually. Consult the official Yosemite 125th Anniversary website for a full calendar of events. This package includes: One night Deluxe, Premium or Cottage Room accommodations. Two 125th Anniversary logo travel mugs. One 125th Anniversary logo journal. Breakfast vouchers for two.