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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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NPS Geek

This place was sort of a Holy Grail for me. Not int eh way that Yosemite, Yellowstone or the Grand... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
craigclark
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Columbus, Ohio
Beautiful historic site

We spent a few hours here and loved it! We are huge John Muir/NPS fans so we loved talking with... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mandyusf
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Cape Coral, Florida
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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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+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 27 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 16 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.

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Reviewed 5 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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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Free admission, great interpretive displays, clean restrooms. Friendly docents, who inform & guide while allowing visitors to set the pace. I was soaking it in and several sets of visitors came through while I just took in one room. The house is on a hill...More

1  Thank Mokegrl
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I've always been fascinated with John Muir and it was such a great experience to actually walk thru his home. it is easy to find, parking is easy, there is a small Visitors Center and then you walk thru the gate and on top of...More

1  Thank JR M
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 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 23 November 2017 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

1  Thank keks64
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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

1  Thank Jinnyus
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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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