Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!

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.

John Muir home in Martinez, California.

Planning Your Visit

John Muir worked, raised a family and wrote in his Martinez, California home.

Roadmap to the Night Sky

Join National Park Service Rangers for a stargazing adventure

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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.

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Who Was John Muir?

Learn more about John Muir, his family and his closest friends.

John Muir's influence

John Muir's influence

Nature and Conservation. Places of importance in John Muir's life.

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Things to Do!

Click here to learn about the ways you can enjoy the John Muir National Historic Site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

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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.

Inventor John Muir

Inventor John Muir

Muir was also an inventor of unusual things.

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Nature

Learn more about the nature experience in our park. From wildlife to native plants.

Latino Heritage Internship Program

Latino Heritage Internship Program

John Muir NHS is seeking a summer intern, through the National Park Service's Latino Heritage Internship Program. Click image for Info!

HBCUI Internships

HBCUI Internships

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Internship program. Help preserve our nation's history and culture. Click for more info!

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone:

(925) 228-8860
John Muir Visitor Center

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