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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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An Excellent Attraction

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Redmond, Oregon
An unexpected side of John Muir

John Muir a wealthy fruit orchard owner? Yes, but also from this base he became the father of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeff M
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail along the creek and more difficult and longer trails are available as well. We saw a fox during our hike. This is a beautiful place so see the...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 6 days ago

John Muir a wealthy fruit orchard owner? Yes, but also from this base he became the father of the National Park system and did much of his writing. If you're near Martinez and haven't visited, it is definitely worth the visit. The Site itself is...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drop by this place if you're in the area. It's a good place to visit to learn about John Muir. The house is pretty interesting. Smells old when you first go in but you get used to the smell. Go up to the attic and...More

Thank 451cece
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We go there every year on Earth Day for the celebrations. Always interesting even though I have been several times. Something new learned on each visit.

Thank denisebJ8862JS
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Learn a lot about Muir. His house that he inherited via marriage. Big old mansion. His study is here and house is intact and autherntic. Unlike a lot of historic places, upper floors, attic and tower are open to visit. Also, Mt. Wanda is here-...More

Thank trip atkins
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is where the " Father of the National Parks" lived for a long time. The movie at the visitors center gives a good synopsis of his life

Thank ct782
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Rangers like Ranger Rafael is what makes our visits to NPS sites special. Involved, caring rangers who take the time to interact with their visitors and understand their own reasons for loving the national parks are always the #1 highlight of any site. Ranger Rafael...More

Thank ssdirotm
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our visit to the John Muir National Historic Site was a memorable one, the rangers offer a guided tour and do a fantastic job of walking you through John Muir's life and the passion that drove him to become the "Father of the National Parks"....More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We love to go to the John Muir site for Earth Day. They have a big celebration. They open parking up at the high school just down the street and have buses running to pick up and drop off. Lots of booth and kid interactive...More

Thank Kelli P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Volunteers have done an amazing job restoring and upkeeping John Muir's family ranch. Walk through pages of history...Read some inspiring stories and poems of his travels and discoveries...Come visit during his birthday bash in April where a John Muir look-alike tells incredible stories in his...More

Thank skiparoundtheblock
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