John Muir National Historic Site

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About John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez

The John Muir National Historic Site is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California. It preserves the 14-room Italianate Victorian mansion where the naturalist and writer John Muir lived, as well as a nearby 325 acres (132 ha) tract of native oak woodlands and grasslands historically owned by the Muir family. The main site is on the edge of town, in the shadow of State Route 4, also known as the "John Muir Parkway".


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  • 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.

  • Absolutely amazing! Beautiful. Stunningly and realistically captures life from another era. So much to see and partake in. Tours are a must do! Be prepared for a few flights of stairs and a bit of a walk around the awesome property.

  • Love it! If you are a fan of John Muir, California History, or the history of Yosemite, you have to take a visit to the Muir house. You can go inside the house and all the way upstairs into the bell tower for a nice view. There is good clean bathrooms, not too much walking, and a good informational shop.

  • A very fun place if you are into history. The home is well taken care of. A tour is what I would advise.

  • 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.

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