John Muir homeSee For Yourself
Visit a one of several Muir park sites - incluing his home in Martinez, California or enjoy the natural splendor of Muir Woods located Mill Valley, California.
  John Muir "Father of the National Park Service"

For Teachers
Activities and other resources to enliven classroom discussions on John Muir and Preservation.


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Inside Story
Attend lectures on John Muir or join actor Lee Stetson in his portrayal of Muir when visiting Yosemite National Park.

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Learn more about John Muir's influence in creating the national parks as well as other founders of the park service in the National Park Service: First 75 Years. More people...
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Discover sharedheritage with a National Register tour of the Early History of the California Coast including John Muir's home in Martinez, California. Disover other fascinating places near his home. More places...

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Learn more about John Muir's relationship with President Theodore Roosevelt and how they would influence the creation of the National Parks in Shaping the System. More stories...

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The online Museum Collections Exhibit celebrates John Muir noted preservationist, writer and friend to National Parks. It features Muir's family and home in Martinez, California, including personal belongings, photographs, and specimens that he collected. More collections...
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Volunteers at Muir Woods National Monument are active in preservation. The park seeks volunteers to help remove non-native plants, growing native plants, working in one of the park's nurseries and restoring historic structures such as a World War II barracks or a mess hall. More preservation...
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The Vincente Martinez adobe is located here at John Muir NHS. Vincente had a famous father. His name was Ygnacio Martinez. Not only is the town of Martinez named for him, he was the first commandant of the Presidio in San Francisco, and he was also what we would call the 3rd mayor of that city. "
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