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    National Historic Site California

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  • Change In Park Schedule

    Starting on Monday, April 22nd, 2013, the John Muir National Historic Site will be operating under new days and hours. We will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm. The press release regarding change in operating hours can be downloaded at link. More »

Story Time for Kids


Muir was a born storyteller. Join us for Monthly Story Time.

What a psalm the storm was singing,

and how fresh the smell of the washed earth and leaves,

and how sweet the still small voices of the storm!

--John Muir, Stickeen

John Muir used to tell his daughters stories around the dinner table at his family home in Martinez. Children and families are invited to join the National Park Service for a new story time program at the John Muir National Historic Site, to help keep Muir's tradition alive!

Upcoming story times:

Sunday February 3, 2013 1:00 pm Camping with the President by Ginger Wadsworth

Sunday March 3, 2013 1:00 pm Squirrel and Joh Muir by Emily Arnold McCully

As always, entrance to John Muir National Historic Site is free of charge. The site is open seven days/week from 10:00am to 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please call the John Muir National Historic Site at 925-228-8860.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mules are a cross between two animals, a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey). This hybrid gives us that smart, sure-footed, strong, high endurance animal with that loving personality that Muir enjoyed in a creature called "Brownie".