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    National Historic Site California

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August 27, 2014
John Muir National Historic Site Hosts Full Moon Walk
Join National Park Service rangers for a full moon walk on Tuesday September 9, 2014 on Mt. Wanda, part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. This free, two-hour program begins at 6:30 PM with a one-mile, moderately strenuous hike to watch the full moon rise over nearby Mt. Diablo. Atop Mt. Wanda’s 640-foot summit, visitors can use spotting scopes to view more detailed features of the moon. Visitors can also listen to the chorus of night sounds and keep an eye out for the nocturnal native grey fox.

August 27, 2014
John Muir National Historic Site Opens 7 Days A Week
We are pleased to announce that John Muir National Historic Site will be returning to a 7 day a week schedule starting August 31, 2014. The operational hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission to the site is free. Visitors to the site can learn about the life of John Muir through exhibits, guided tours, cell-phone tours and special events.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

John Muir not only has a National Historic Site and Muir Woods National Monument named for him, but schools, hospitals, plants, a rock type, a mammal, a bird, a butterfly, trails, a pass, a glacier, a wilderness area, a beach, an inlet, a mountain, and he's even on the 2005 California state quarter!