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.

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Things to Do During Your Visit!

Explore the ways that you can enjoy your visit to the John Muir National Historic Site.
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.

History and Culture
History and Culture

History and Culture information

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

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Hiking and Outdoor Activities

Enjoy a hike on Mount Wanda, a part of the John Muir National Historic Site. Explore other outdoor activities.

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

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John Muir National Historic Site acts as a haven of natural habitat for many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

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Calendar of Programs and Events

Explore our calendar of current seasonal programs and events for the park.

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Bookstore and Gift Shop

The bookstore and gift shop at the John Muir National Historic Site.

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Junior Ranger Activities and More!

Hey Kids! Ask for a Junior Ranger Activity Book when you get to the park.

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Mt. Wanda Planning Project

Comprehensive Site Management Plan Now Released

Last updated: May 13, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


925 228-8860

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