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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Drop by this place if you're in the area. It's a good place to visit to learn about John Muir... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
451cece
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San Francisco, California
Great spot to learn some local history

We go there every year on Earth Day for the celebrations. Always interesting even though I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
denisebJ8862JS
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Martinez, United States
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 24 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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I'm a huge fan of Muir so to visit this place was great personally. The tour guide of the house Jack is very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour, it was also fun to pick his brain and talk about Muir with him. We...More

Thank Jeremiah D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Muir Site is close to where I live and I take visitors to it whenever I can. The home is decorated with many of Muir's own items and in period. The grounds are lovely to walk. Get a docent-led tour or use the phone...More

Thank merrittm
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