History & Culture

Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok people, to its early days of tourism and the Mount Tamalpais Mill Valley Scenic Railway, to an era of conservation, to modern preservation. In each era, the forest has been affected by the actions of humans, for better or for worse.

See a synopsis of the Proclamation declaring Muir Woods a National Monument or learn the complete history of Muir Woods National Monument, by downloading the Muir Woods Historic Resource Study (25MB, PDF file).

Explore our history pages to learn more about the people and timeline!

 

Last updated: August 4, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941

Phone:

(415) 561-2850

Contact Us

Tools