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    John Muir

    National Historic Site California

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John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir National Historic Site is located in the Alhambra Valley, just 2 miles south of Martinez, California and approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco. The home of the United States' most influential preservationist and naturalist is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5pm. There is no entrance fee!

The National Park Service recommends planning in advance. Please see Things to Know Before You Come!

Things To Do!

If you'd like to see a list of some of the things to do while visiting the John Muir National Historic Site, please click one of the links at the top of this page, or click Things to do.

Our Visitor Center

Welcome to the John Muir National Historic Site visitor center. During operating hours, we provide an orientation film for visitors to see which runs approximately 20 minutes. The film can be started when your arrive if other guests are not currently in a screening.
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John Muir National Historic Site Address:
4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553
The phone number for the Visitor Center is: (925) 228-8860

Hours Of Operation:
The hours of the Visitor Center are Sunday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, year round.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mules are a cross between two animals, a mare (female horse) and a jack (male donkey). This hybrid gives us that smart, sure-footed, strong, high endurance animal with that loving personality that Muir enjoyed in a creature called "Brownie".