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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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A historical stop that doesn’t have to all day. Learn about conservation from one of the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
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Knowing that father of our National Park lived here for so many years, his work desk, was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A historical stop that doesn’t have to all day. Learn about conservation from one of the first leaders in our country. A hidden gem just outside the hustle of the bay. Take a drive and enjoy!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing that father of our National Park lived here for so many years, his work desk, was very nice. There is a redwood tree that John Muir planted, is still here 100 years later. We sat down and ate our lunch. Just need little more...More

Thank keks64
Reviewed 4 November 2017

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 views from the upper level. You can learn...More

Thank Jinnyus
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 park entrance itself...More

Thank izymassage
Reviewed 3 October 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 visitor's center, and also on the tours that are given (yes, there is no...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The younger generation must visit and learn about American Pioneer Environmentalist. Free entry on Earth Day/John Muir's Birthday celebration.

Thank stephenlao
Reviewed 15 September 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 visitor's center and take the ranger led...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wonderful story and display about John Muir and the start of the environmental movement. A nice way to see the beginning of contra costa county and California history.

Thank 27worldtraveler
Reviewed 19 August 2017

John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, preserves a mansion where John Muir, America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, lived from 1890 until his death in 1914. The mansion today is a museum where visitors can learn about Muir's life through various artifacts and...More

Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail along the creek and more difficult and longer trails are available as well. We saw a fox during our hike. This is a beautiful place so see the...More

Thank Mike_B52033
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23 September 2017|
Response from 27worldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
The museum shows a film about it. We did not go but I heard you need to make reservations.