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.

John Muir Home

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

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Path to the Perseids

Path to the Perseids: A Meteor Shower Adventure!

Full Moon Walks on Mount Wanda

Full Moon Walks on Mount Wanda

Join a National Park ranger for an interpretive walk on Mount Wanda, under the night sky.

Camp Fire Programs

Camp Fire Programs

Enjoy one of our Camp Fire programs at the John Muir NHS. Singing, stories and more. Click for dates and time.

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Hiking on Mount Wanda

Click here to learn more about taking a nice walk on Mount Wanda, a part of the John Muir National Historic Site.

NPS Centennial Programs

NPS Centennial Programs

Help us to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. Follow the link for our park programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

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Martinez Adobe

The Martinez Adobe, part of the Juan Bautista de Anza trail, sits on the John Muir National Historic Site.

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Nature

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

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A Passion For Nature

Learn more about John Muir

John Muir's influence

John Muir's influence

A passion for conservation

Inventor John Muir

Inventor John Muir

Muir was also an inventor of unusual things.

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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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