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John Muir National Historic Site

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Must visit if in the area!

I came across this site accidentally while doing some research on the John Muir Woods. I’m sooo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharin K
Tustin, California
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Trail Hiking

I did the Mt Wanda hiking trail well worth it. Amazing views from the top of mountain. Fun trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miguel C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this site accidentally while doing some research on the John Muir Woods. I’m sooo glad we took the time out to visit this historic site!! You’re going to go back in time for sure! The mansion and the whole entire interior is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Mt Wanda hiking trail well worth it. Amazing views from the top of mountain. Fun trail great for morning walks or to jog. I can't wait to to go back!

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the national park service sure knows how to entertain and educate at the same time. Of course John Muirs house is a must for anyone who cares at all about our environment. Then in the evenings there are full moon walks up Mt Wanda, campfires...More

Thank Tom1033
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you will be near Martinez, CA this is a must see and it's free. It's right off Highway 4 at the Alhambra exit. We took the guided tour once in the house which was so informative. You could also just do a self tour...More

Thank gualalala
Reviewed 6 August 2018

An easy close trip. Very limited parking. Make sure and walk around the entire grounds area. There is also another building way in the back that is a quick stop.

Thank PattiHawaii
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is easy access right off Hwy 4 in Martinez, CA. It is John Muir’s private home, right here in Martinez. I’ve been to this venue twice for school field trips. We live here. Your children, when mature enough to understand the significance of Yosemite...More

Thank Donnacar1
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The John Muir National Historic Site sits on the corner of two busy streets on the south side of Martinez, California. But the way the property is set up, you can feel like you are far from the city. The Visitor Center has very good...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 27 July 2018

John Muir is an iconic figure in the conservationist movement, an important figure even today. We were delighted to visit his home and learn about his family life, and how he dedicated himself to keeping the Californian natural setting alive and well. The home is...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I finally got to visit the John Muir house, a Victorian home with 2 stories, an attic, and a bell tower (you can ring the bell)! I wanted to visit because I had always admired John Muir, but was pleased to find a nice visitor...More

Thank JaneT013
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The John Muir Nat'l Historic Site is a great place to visit - the his tory is quite fascinating and the house itself is lovely. Gives you a good idea of what the area looked like when John Muir lived there with his family. When...More

1  Thank susanbremmer
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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.