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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Nice historic mansion to see!

This is one of the homes that John Muir lived in with his family after his father-in-law died. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
C W
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Orange County, California
Fun time

We finally went here after living in the area for many years. The movie and visitor center tells a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FredN47
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Walnut Creek, California
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the homes that John Muir lived in with his family after his father-in-law died. It has 10,000 square foot and 3 floors, filled with details of his life, family, library. It still has the original wood-burning stove! The NPS ranger are...More

Thank C W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally went here after living in the area for many years. The movie and visitor center tells a lot about John Muir. I loved going to the house to visit. Very educational and fun on a afternoon.

Thank FredN47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting where you can enjoy an hour or 2 exploring the old Victorian style house and wandering the grounds. The ghost of John Muir is felt everywhere from the well put together 20 min. documentary to the house up on the hill and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I LOVE National Parks, we started National Park Week off with a Muir weekend! Woods, Beach and ended at his home. SO interesting to learn so much about the Father of the National Parks and all he did to protect Yosemite and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you revere John Muir like I do, you will want to visit the home he lived in from about 1880 until he died in 1914. You will see the desk where he wrote his books, see the house as it was arranged when his...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place was sort of a Holy Grail for me. Not int eh way that Yosemite, Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon are but it is and has been a must see. This is where John Muir lived when he took over the orchard from the...More

Thank craigclark
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours here and loved it! We are huge John Muir/NPS fans so we loved talking with the rangers about him. It wasn’t super busy but there were two field trips there. We were able to work around them and tour the...More

1  Thank Mandyusf
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit on Earth Day which coincides with John Muir’s birthday. They have a wonderful festival with all kinds of booths with activities and information, music, food, entertainment for all.

1  Thank Elizabeth V
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The John Muir Historic Site is a great stop if you are out for a drive or looking for a short day trip. It is family friendly and has great outdoor space. It is especially great in the summer when many of the fruit bearing...More

1  Thank Kathleen O
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The John Muir home is a great place to visit. The house is well furnished with period furniture, probably, none of which belonged to the Muir Family. Kids are welcome. You are on your own to explore the house. I like the fact that there...More

1  Thank Eldrieo
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Blong83
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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.
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