John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez

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  • The John Muir Historic Site is a great stop if you are out for a drive or looking for a short day trip. It is family friendly and has great outdoor space. It is especially great in the summer when man...  more »
  • The John Muir home is a great place to visit. The house is well furnished with period furniture, probably, none of which belonged to the Muir Family. Kids are welcome. You are on your own to explore t...  more »
  • Free admission, great interpretive displays, clean restrooms. Friendly docents, who inform & guide while allowing visitors to set the pace. I was soaking it in and several sets of visitors came throug...  more »
  • We’ve been several times and always enjoy it when we go back. The video of John Muir’s life is really informative and interesting. Going into the house we found a park ranger that told us so many things we didn’t know about the family. She was GREAT! The view from the Belvedere was great too!
  • This National Historic Site should be on anyone's list if a lover of our National Park system. John Muir's diligence, activism and writings brought about a historic shift of thought through the creation of protected lands. His passionate words and ceaseless dedication not only established Yosemite National Park but also helped to protect Grand Canyon NP, Mt Rainier NP, Petrified Forest and Glacier Bay. A visit here allows one to see his home, the office and desk where he wrote his many powerful works, and a small portion of the estate's remaining orchards.
  • Great slice of history in downtown Martinez. Helpful rangers and fun walk. The renovations have made it more park-like but less intimate
  • Nice place to see and learn about John Muir and the impact he had on preserving nature and wildlife. Very insightful. Best part it's free to visit. The people are were very nice and engaged in answering questions.
  • Incredible historical site in the heart of urban East Bay. The well-maintained Italianate Muir home is an impressive site of historic interest, but just as good is the surrounding landscape, including orchards, walking paths, and the Martinez Adobe, which commemorates the Anza expedition. Well worth a detour off the freeway.
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