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.

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

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Last updated: November 19, 2019

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4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


(925) 228-8860

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