Directions and Transportation


How to Get Here This page provides various directions for getting to the John Muir National Historic Site. If you have any further questions, contact information is provided.


John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir National Historic Site and Mount Wanda.

Directions-John Muir National Historic Site
Our Address is:
4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-8860 ext. 0

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Please Note that although this map indicates "John Muir" over the larger portion of the park (indicated in green), that section of the map is of Mount Wanda. The Muir home site and visitor center is located in the smaller section across highway 4. Please use the address to find the exact location.

Directions By Car

From San Francisco: Eastbound I-80 (Oakland - San Francisco Bay Bridge) to eastbound Highway 4. Exit at Alhambra Avenue, turning left at bottom of the ramp. Cross beneath highway. The park is immediately on your left.

From San Jose: Take I-680 northbound or (From Sacramento) southbound I-680 to Highway 4 westbound. Exit at Alhambra Ave. Turn right at bottom of ramp. The park is located immediately on your left.

Recreational Vehicles: There is no parking available for RV's at John Muir NHS. Our parking lot is very small (16 spaces) and there is no room to maneuver a large RV. We recommend that you park on Walnut Ave. (just across the street from our Visitor Center).You may use the Chase bank to turn around in, but please don't park there.

Public Transportation

The closest BART stop is the Concord station. Transfer to The County Connection #16 bus, which stops at the park.

There is also an AMTRAK station in downtown Martinez (2 miles from here). Transfer to The County Connection #16 bus which stops at the park.

For more information and local travel assistance, please visit

Both Oakland and San Francisco International Airports provide access to the area.

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