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!
Roadmap to the Night Sky
Join National Park Service Rangers for a stargazing adventure
2016 Winter Solstice Camp Fire Program
Join us on December 21st for the 2016 Winter Solstice Camp Fire Program. Click for more information.
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.