NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. John Muir National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • Walking John Muir's Mount Wanda

    Mount Wanda Trail

    This 326 acre part of the John Muir National Historic Site provides some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Enjoy a wonderful hike and the sounds of nature. Read more

Call to Action Projects 

  • Digital Map Connects Communities to History


    The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and the Anza Trail Foundation have partnered on an interactive tool to explore the Anza Trail. Read more

  • Earth Day/ Birthday: Honoring John Muir's Legacy

    Families enjoying activities at Earth Day Birthday

    The National Park Service and the John Muir Association celebrated John Muir’s 174th birthday on April 21st with the Earth Day/Birthday Festival at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA. This popular annual event has something for everyone, and serves to connect visitors to the life and legacy of John Muir. Read more

  • Student Scientists Assist NPS Scientists with Phenology Studies

    Volunteers and intern help establish the first phenology monitoring site a John Muir NHS

    John Muir National Historic Site (JOMU) has developed a partnership with Martinez Unified School District (MUSD). In particular, JOMU works directly with an alternative learning high school program named New Leaf: A Sustainable Living Collaborative. Read more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


(925) 228-8860
John Muir Visitor Center

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