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Choose Your Experience at the Park

The John Muir National Historic Site offers something for everyone. Discover the fascinating history of John Muir, known as "The Father of the National Park Service." Enjoy the beautiful grounds and orchards, the historic Victorian house of the Strentzel/Muir families, over 360 acres of trails on Mount Wanda, and the Strentzel/Muir Gravesite. While you may choose to explore on your own, here is our recommended visit itinerary:

Visitor Center - Park Film and Bookstore

Start your visit here. Watch a 20-minute park film that chronicles Muir's life and his connection to this site. After the film, we encourage you to take the audio tour of the grounds. There are 12 audio stops throughout the main grounds, listed in numerical order.

During your audio tour, you will visit the Strentzel/Muir historic home. Note that there are currently no audio stops inside the home. Tours of the Strentzel/Muir house are self-guided, with a ranger or docent available inside to answer your questions. After exiting the house, follow the signs to continue your audio tour of the grounds.

Enjoy your visit and immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of the John Muir National Historic Site.


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Last updated: July 16, 2024

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