John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez

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  • October 3, 2017
    John Muir made such a contribution to California and had not only a national following but world-wide influence! The incredible story is told and illustrated through an introductory video at the visit...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The younger generation must visit and learn about American Pioneer Environmentalist. Free entry on Earth Day/John Muir's Birthday celebration.  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    A must visit for fans of the National Park System. John Muir was a naturalist and writer who inspired the creation of the NPS and was the first president of the Sierra Club. Watch the movie in the vis...  more »
  • April 23, 2017
    Great place to be here on Earth day! The parking is limited. So please ensure you park at the Alhambra high school parking lot and use the shuttle. The NPS staff is really nice! Don't miss the short movie in the visitors center. Strangely Google maps took us to back side of the parking lot but ensure you go to the front side next to football field -- that's where the shuttle stop is.
  • February 26, 2017
    This historic site is beautiful and a must-see/do for anyone who loves national parks and wants to know more about the history and story of John Muir. The grounds are not large at all, but it is very beautiful. It is completely free to tour the grounds, you can take a self-guided tour with an audio narrative using your cell phone. There are numbers along the tour, where you call the number the rangers give you, you also don't have to use up your minutes on your phone by staying online till you reach the next station, you can call back and pick up where you left off when you reach the next station. It's really cool. I love that this historic site is so close to where I live, the parking area is small but there is parking across the street if the onsite one is all filled up. The tour doesn't take the long, but like I said the ground are beautiful, it's hard not to just take a long stroll through the grounds. It's peaceful. I saw the video at the end, and I must say it's really empowering. I found his life to be quite fascinating, especially after watching the video! I highly recommend visiting this landmark!
  • March 22, 2017
    Live Life Today, Travel USA!!!! To visit John Muir's National Historical Home in Martinez California. Go all the way to the top to ring the bell. Their is other buildings and another museum to enjoy. I recommend to see the short movie first. Don't forget to support the visitors center on the way out.
  • May 16, 2017
    An interesting museum and house. Definitely worth watching the short video they have playing. A good way to spend a couple of hours.
  • June 17, 2017
    Such a fun place to explore! There are fruit trees all over that you can pick. Bring the kids and your 🐕

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