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John Muir National Historic Site

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History lesson

Outstanding history lesson of John Muir the great conservationist’s life, his hobbies, his way of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheryl W
A Humble home for a great man

This is an easy place to find as it is right off the highway. There is a small gift shop staffed by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Upland, California
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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 2 weeks ago

Outstanding history lesson of John Muir the great conservationist’s life, his hobbies, his way of life and his dedication to nature and preserving our Earth’s wonders.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy place to find as it is right off the highway. There is a small gift shop staffed by park rangers before you walk up the hill to the house. You can explore the entire house, even climb up into the cupola...More

Thank Braddock52
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I love small museums because they don't take a lot of time or stamina and they don't overwhelm. John Muir's home is one of those- and it's FREE! Prepare to be surprised about his devotion to his wife and his daughters, how inventive he was,...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I came across this site accidentally while doing some research on the John Muir Woods. I’m sooo glad we took the time out to visit this historic site!! You’re going to go back in time for sure! The mansion and the whole entire interior is...More

1  Thank 223sharink
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I did the Mt Wanda hiking trail well worth it. Amazing views from the top of mountain. Fun trail great for morning walks or to jog. I can't wait to to go back!

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

the national park service sure knows how to entertain and educate at the same time. Of course John Muirs house is a must for anyone who cares at all about our environment. Then in the evenings there are full moon walks up Mt Wanda, campfires...More

Thank Tom1033
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you will be near Martinez, CA this is a must see and it's free. It's right off Highway 4 at the Alhambra exit. We took the guided tour once in the house which was so informative. You could also just do a self tour...More

Thank gualalala
Reviewed 6 August 2018

An easy close trip. Very limited parking. Make sure and walk around the entire grounds area. There is also another building way in the back that is a quick stop.

Thank PattiHawaii
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is easy access right off Hwy 4 in Martinez, CA. It is John Muir’s private home, right here in Martinez. I’ve been to this venue twice for school field trips. We live here. Your children, when mature enough to understand the significance of Yosemite...More

Thank Donnacar1
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The John Muir National Historic Site sits on the corner of two busy streets on the south side of Martinez, California. But the way the property is set up, you can feel like you are far from the city. The Visitor Center has very good...More

Thank Joe P
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23 September 2017|
Response from 27worldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
The museum shows a film about it. We did not go but I heard you need to make reservations.