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 »
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. John Muir National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
The National Park Service and the John Muir Association celebrated John Muir’s 174th birthday on April 21st with the Earth Day/Birthday Festival at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. This popular annual event has something for everyone, and serves to connect visitors to the life and legacy of John Muir. Read more
John Muir National Historic Site (JOMU) has developed a partnership with Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). In particular, JOMU works directly with an alternative learning high school program named New Leaf: A Sustainable Living Collaborative. Read more
Did You Know?
John Muir's father-in-law, Dr. John Strentzel, came to California in the Gold Rush of '49. Already a medical doctor, he became a ferryman, a farmer, a hotel & general store manager, and a winemaker. Dr. Strentzel had exhibited award winning wines as early as 1861.