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    National Historic Site California

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September 09, 2014
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John Muir National Historic Site with John Muir
Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program to celebrate the creation of the park on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts roughly 1.5 hours. Frank Helling renowned John Muir impersonator will tell stories as John Muir. Children from John Muir Mountain Day Camp, led by Jill Harcke camp director, will sing songs Ms. Harcke composed about Mr. Muir, one of the greatest naturalists and conservationists the United States has ever known.

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 visited every continent on planet Earth except one. The only continent without trees...thats right, Antarctica!