John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.
Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!
John Muir-University of the Wilderness
Enjoy a musical presentation of songs inspired by John Muir. November 10th. Click for more information.
Camp Fire Programs
Enjoy one of our Camp Fire programs at the John Muir NHS. Singing, stories and more. Click for dates and time.
Documentary: A Glorious Journey
Can't make it to the park? Watch the official park film, shown in our digital theater, about the life of John Muir.
Things to Do!
Click here to learn about the ways you can enjoy the John Muir National Historic Site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
The Martinez Adobe at the John Muir NHS
The Martinez Adobe, an historic home and exhibit, is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.