We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
No admission fee required to visit this NHS

John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, preserves a mansion where John Muir... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Akisato S
,
Clearfield, Utah
An Excellent Attraction

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Mike_B52033
,
Redmond, Oregon
Read all 126 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bell tower” (15 reviews)
“his life” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
CONTACT
Website
+1 925-228-8860
Write a ReviewReviews (126)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 125 reviews

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We go there every year on Earth Day for the celebrations. Always interesting even though I have been several times. Something new learned on each visit.

Thank denisebJ8862JS
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Learn a lot about Muir. His house that he inherited via marriage. Big old mansion. His study is here and house is intact and autherntic. Unlike a lot of historic places, upper floors, attic and tower are open to visit. Also, Mt. Wanda is here-...More

Thank trip atkins
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is where the " Father of the National Parks" lived for a long time. The movie at the visitors center gives a good synopsis of his life

Thank ct782
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Rangers like Ranger Rafael is what makes our visits to NPS sites special. Involved, caring rangers who take the time to interact with their visitors and understand their own reasons for loving the national parks are always the #1 highlight of any site. Ranger Rafael...More

Thank ssdirotm
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our visit to the John Muir National Historic Site was a memorable one, the rangers offer a guided tour and do a fantastic job of walking you through John Muir's life and the passion that drove him to become the "Father of the National Parks"....More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We love to go to the John Muir site for Earth Day. They have a big celebration. They open parking up at the high school just down the street and have buses running to pick up and drop off. Lots of booth and kid interactive...More

Thank Kelli P
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Martinez
Super 8 Martinez
128 reviews
.27 km away
Quality Inn
55 reviews
.31 km away
Muir Lodge Motel
71 reviews
.40 km away
Best Western John Muir Inn
392 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Behind the Plate Clubhouse Grill
23 reviews
1.06 km away
Pasta Bella
18 reviews
.93 km away
Mountain Grounds
8 reviews
.70 km away
Fresh Start Cafe
7 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
California Grand Casino
5 reviews
5.65 km away
See's Candies
37 reviews
6.84 km away
Martinez Regional Shoreline
50 reviews
2.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Blong83
23 September 2017|
Answer
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.
0
Votes