John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez

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  • I like visiting historic homes and it was nice to see this one. John Muir lived here as an adult when he took over his father-in-law's orchard business. The house isn't overly large, but has some nice...  more »
  • The Forest was on our must do list.... but this place is over-loved. We detoured to the park working the 2 lane roads before and into it, only to find 3 or 4 parking lots up to a couple of miles from ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • An interesting museum and house. Definitely worth watching the short video they have playing. A good way to spend a couple of hours.
  • 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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