Multimedia Presentations


Documentary: A Glorious Journey

Note: This film is shown in the visitor center at the park. You may wait for your visit to view it in our theater.

A Glorious Journey" is a 20-minute introductory film which covers the story of Muir's life, with special emphasis on his life in Martinez, and his efforts for Yosemite National Park and Hetch Hetchy.
IMPORTANT: To watch the video in higher definition, click play, then click on the monitor icon at the bottom right on the video player.
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22 minutes, 8 seconds

Official park film for the John Muir National Historic Site.


John Muir Quotes: Audio

Here are 16 of John Muir's famous quotes, read in a native Scottish accent. All quotes are in one file and may be download for offline use in your car, home or classroom. The download button is on the right side of the player. A transcript is also provided at the bottom of the audio player.

Strentzel/Muir Gravesite Virtual Presentation

(April 21st, 2021) The National Park Service announces the site opening of the Strentzel-Muir gravesite following recent renovations. This will mark the first time in the park's history that regular access is available to the gravesite without being on a ranger led tour. Pedestrians and bicyclists can visit the gravesite Mondays through Fridays from 10:30AM to 4:30PM and on weekends by ranger led tour only as staffing allows. Please call the John Muir NHS Visitor Center at (925) 228-8860 for further information or visit the park website at

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4 minutes, 35 seconds

Tom Leatherman, Superintendent of the John Muir National Historic Site presents the site opening of the Strentzel/Muir Gravesite. This video was presented on April, 21st, 2021. Audio Description is built in to video narrative.

Last updated: September 16, 2022

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