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John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez
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  • Stopped to check this place out. Very cool old house that you can tour. Go to the top floor and ring the bell. Nice walking tour, beautiful area, I'm sure it was a lot more beautiful 100 years ago. Co...  more »
  • Very interesting tour of the house and a great film about his life! The park,ranger Nate was very informative and helpful. I highLy recommend you visit if in the area 
  • After living about 20 miles away from John Muirs home for the last 25 years and driving past it more times than I could count, today was the day when my husband and I decided to visit. I gave it very ...  more »
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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!