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-acre (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."Plan to visit John Muir National Historic Site and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Martinez attractions using our Martinez tour itinerary planner.
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Well worth the visit. Completely free. Found the home well preserved and moving. Rangers were helpful. Gift shop folks were also fun.
Well worth the visit. Completely free. Found the home well preserved and moving. Rangers were helpful. Gift shop folks were also fun. more »
First of all, let me just say the Rangers at this location were AWESOME! Met three of the four and each one was engaging:) My wife can’t walk far due to using a cane, they drove her up the hill to...
First of all, let me just say the Rangers at this location were AWESOME! Met three of the four and each one was engaging:) My wife can’t walk far due to using a cane, they drove her up the hill to... more »
The John Muir National Historic Site is a wonderful historic site that will serve to teach about the historic significance John Muir made in America to preserve natural resources and create America's National Parks. There are several other nearby National Parks or Historic Site to honor and see John Muir's lifetime work. The John Muir National Historic Site is located on his homestead and farm. Visiting you will step back in time to a simpler day, enjoy wonderful stories about John Muir, his family, his values, and the difference he made in America that lives on today and forever. Do yourself a favor and check out the John Muir National Historic Site, you will not be disappointed! If you find my review helpful, please click on the thumbs-up 👍 icon! You can also follow my posts in Google Maps. Thank you!
Revisited this historical site with my bf. Learn about John Muir life & his family! John Muir was a writer, a lecturer, a geologist, a botanist, a glaciologist, an explorer, a school teacher, an inventor, a fruit rancher, a husband, and a father. Muir was perhaps this country's most famous and influential naturalist. If it weren't for John Muir and his writings, we probably would not have Yosemite National Park as we know it today. He was also involved in the creation of the Grand Canyon, Kings Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Mt. Rainier National Parks. Additionally, his writings about Alaska led to further preservation of the landscape over time. Because of his influential writings and role in the creation of multiple parks, he is often called "The Father of Our National Park System."
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