Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.


Roadmap to the Night Sky

Roadmap to the Night Sky

This program is designed to increase knowledge of the night sky by progressing through a series of constellations. Click for more information.

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Link for the Volunteer page

Seeking Volunteers!

Do you like working with people and love history? Click this link to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the park.

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Facebook Link

Join Us On Facebook!

We are now on Facebook! Click the "Read More" link below to access our page and feel free to "Like" us to show your support for the park.

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John Muir National Historic Site. Photo: Luther Bailey

Where is John Muir's Home?

John Muir worked, raised a family and wrote in his Martinez, CA home. Muir's wife Louie and his in-laws the Strentzels were from the Alhambra Valley.

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Mount Wanda. Photo: Luther Bailey

John Muir NHS's Mt. Wanda

Named for Muir's eldest daughter, Mt. Wanda is 326 acres of oak-woodland for you to explore 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Today!

We are always searching for volunteers to be a part of the John Muir National Historic Site. Please click on the "Read More" link below.

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