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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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House tour

I like visiting historic homes and it was nice to see this one. John Muir lived here as an adult... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Florence, KY
We hear it's beautiful

The Forest was on our must do list.... but this place is over-loved. We detoured to the park... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like visiting historic homes and it was nice to see this one. John Muir lived here as an adult when he took over his father-in-law's orchard business. The house isn't overly large, but has some nice views from the upper level. You can learn...More

Thank Jinnyus
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Forest was on our must do list.... but this place is over-loved. We detoured to the park working the 2 lane roads before and into it, only to find 3 or 4 parking lots up to a couple of miles from park entrance itself...More

Thank izymassage
Reviewed 3 October 2017

John Muir made such a contribution to California and had not only a national following but world-wide influence! The incredible story is told and illustrated through an introductory video at the visitor's center, and also on the tours that are given (yes, there is no...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The younger generation must visit and learn about American Pioneer Environmentalist. Free entry on Earth Day/John Muir's Birthday celebration.

Thank stephenlao
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A must visit for fans of the National Park System. John Muir was a naturalist and writer who inspired the creation of the NPS and was the first president of the Sierra Club. Watch the movie in the visitor's center and take the ranger led...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Wonderful story and display about John Muir and the start of the environmental movement. A nice way to see the beginning of contra costa county and California history.

Thank 27worldtraveler
Reviewed 18 August 2017

John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, preserves a mansion where John Muir, America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, lived from 1890 until his death in 1914. The mansion today is a museum where visitors can learn about Muir's life through various artifacts and...More

Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail along the creek and more difficult and longer trails are available as well. We saw a fox during our hike. This is a beautiful place so see the...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 12 August 2017

John Muir a wealthy fruit orchard owner? Yes, but also from this base he became the father of the National Park system and did much of his writing. If you're near Martinez and haven't visited, it is definitely worth the visit. The Site itself is...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Drop by this place if you're in the area. It's a good place to visit to learn about John Muir. The house is pretty interesting. Smells old when you first go in but you get used to the smell. Go up to the attic and...More

Thank 451cece
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23 September 2017|
Response from 27worldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
The museum shows a film about it. We did not go but I heard you need to make reservations.