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    John Muir

    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 »

Management

PARK PURPOSE

The John Muir National Historic Site, located in Martinez, California, preserves and interprets the house and grounds where John Muir lived from 1890 until his death 1914, as a public nationalmemorial in recognition of his legacy as a conservationist and a crusader for national parks and reservations.


PARK SIGNIFICANCE

  • Preserves the home where John Muir, one of America's most prominent naturalists and conservationists, lived for 24 years and wrote many of his most persuasive and important literary works to encourage U.S. policies protecting wilderness and creating a national park system.
  • Acknowledges John Muir's leadership and accomplishments, including his founding of the Sierra Club and his influence in protecting Yosemite and other national parks, as well as his continued influence on public perception and political action on wilderness areas and other environmental issues today.
  • Expresses the continuum of California land use and settlement from Native American times to the present through the contrasting landscapes of the 19th-century adobe, the high-style Victorian home, the managed agricultural lands, and the manipulated mosaic of Mount Wanda.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

"These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar." THE YOSEMITE, John Muir