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John Muir National Historic Site

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Address: 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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+1 925-228-8860
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.

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Great insight into John Muir

I really liked this site. They have a walking tour that you can take on the grounds using your cell phone. No need to carry any recording, you just dial a number at each sign. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

I really liked this site. They have a walking tour that you can take on the grounds using your cell phone. No need to carry any recording, you just dial a number at each sign. The house was interesting and showcased several of John Muir's inventions as well as the desk where he did most of his writing. While walking... More 

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Palm Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We stayed for 3 days in Martinez....Nice park visitors center.Toured John Muir homestead & we got a lot of information there & based our outings in San Fran area there. Was easy to acess whole region from Martinez. Traffic was very minimal (esp if you avoid the "rush hours")

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

To think that John Muir founded our national park system is beyond amazing. So much history to be had. And the nearby trails on Mt. Wanda are gorgeous hiking; beautiful views and you can bring your doggie!

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Thank Cathy M
Warrenville, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

To someone who doesn't know who John Muir is, this probably wouldn't be a five rating; but, if you are a National Park buff, you will enjoy an hour or two visiting. Do watch the video first in the visitor center, there was a nice overview of his life and how the house relates to it (I didn't know he... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Having lived in the Bay Area from birth, I had to admit that in the decades around Martinez I had never taken the time to visit the John Muir home. It was an excellent opportunity to connect with the roots of the stimulating character responsible for the US National Park Service, John Muir. It was also the opportunity to visit... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Best place to see how the parks got a boost, make sure you pick some peaches. The rangers encourages it.

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Thank neotripper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This is a nice tour of the home and estate of John Muir and his family. There is a short trail that takes you through the plantation of tree fruits Jonh Muir made his fortune from. There are tables and benches to sit and relax in the tranquility of the place. I was told I could have a picnic there... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Friday afternoon. There's limited parking at the actual site but plenty of free 2-hour street parking nearby. Absolutely watch the introductory film before visiting the house. There are two stories to the actual living space, then a door leading to a rather dark attic area. From the attic you can climb a steep... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

It's amazing how wonderful John Muir National Historic Site is. Its a beautiful place to visit and take a tour of not only of the house, but also tour the whole outside ground area. It's kept up beautiful.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

We tend to think of John Muir tramping through his beloved woods. But, later in life, he lived here in this lavish 10,000 square foot Italianate home on a fruit farm. He did some of his most important work while living here. How did all this happen? Come see the film and take a guided tour of the house. His... More 

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