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 »
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.
Come join us Saturday, November 16 from 10 AM - 2 PM for a day of family fun! Rangers, volunteers and high school students will staff activity booths.Read More
Las Posadas Celebration
A cultural tradition returns! Enjoy a free bilingual program of music, history, and holiday traditions on Saturday, December 14 at the Martinez Adobe.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
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.