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John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez

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  • 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 tou...  more »
  • As a naturalist and life long lover of John Muir and his writings, this was a really fun place to visit. They offer a self guided tour via a phone number where you can learn about the property. Going ...  more »
  • Beautiful place, a variety of trails for families. Very accessible for a range of abilities, from older people to young children. The area wasn't crowded at all when we went. 
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  • Tucked away. Nice tour. The Park Service encourages you to pick fruit from trees for personal consumption!
  • My sister and niece were visiting from Wales and we had the best afternoon there. Loved the energy, history and the shop.
  • What a cool place and free to visit. Plenty of parking. Head to the top floor and ring the bell and check out the view.
  • I have had a hard time wrapping my head around this national Park because the home belonged to his wife Louie Strentzel. She inherited it from her father and ran the 2600 acre farm, orchards, and household. After she married John, he moved in and helped with the orchards and the trees but did not run the farm. He wrote, he traveled, he camped, he lobbied, and he studied. Louie encourage him in his writing, supported him with the funds of the farm to lobby in DC and travel to Alaska, introduced him to her contacts her family had made over the years, gave him a home, 2 daughters, and "kept the home" while he traveled .....and the National Park is called John Muir's Historic Home (Site). This is how we have lost her story. I asked the ranger on duty why Louie is not mentioned in her own home, and he said "her piano is in the living room". After speaking to him in more depth he said "maybe we could do a better job in our signage". I hope he will. I hope they all will.
  • Cool place and it's free! Go ring the bell and take the phone tour you will be glad you did!