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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Nice Place

Stopped to check this place out. Very cool old house that you can tour. Go to the top floor and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Drew M
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Great tour

Very interesting tour of the house and a great film about his life! The park,ranger Nate was very... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
NewIberia_laGbl
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new iberia,la
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (9 reviews)
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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+1 925-228-8860
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped to check this place out. Very cool old house that you can tour. Go to the top floor and ring the bell. Nice walking tour, beautiful area, I'm sure it was a lot more beautiful 100 years ago. Come and check it oit, you...More

Thank Drew M
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very interesting tour of the house and a great film about his life! The park,ranger Nate was very informative and helpful. I highLy recommend you visit if in the area

Thank NewIberia_laGbl
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

After living about 20 miles away from John Muirs home for the last 25 years and driving past it more times than I could count, today was the day when my husband and I decided to visit. I gave it very good because the attraction...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were staying in NoCal on the coast and thought we would visit the park on our way back to the airport. Needless to say, by the time we drove all of the winding, steep roads to get to San Fran, we were completely disappointed...More

2  Thank DLogsdon
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Learn many interesting things about John Muir's life. The Park Rangers were friendly & helpful to answering our questions. We were allowed to walk through John Muir's home and the surrounding property. The adobe house also had a wealth of early California history information.

Thank 11MikeE
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited the park on a beautiful sunny day. The trees are spectacular. You can't believe how tall and big around they are. Would have liked to do a little more hiking. Not too strenuous. Parking is tough.

Thank jcloud44
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We did a morning visit to John Muir Park and it was a great outing. We are staying in San Francisco for three full days and wanted to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge as well. Great morning walking the paths around the magnificent Redwoods....More

Thank Mvfrist
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

The hike to Mt Wanda is a great hike. There are only a couple of steep areas and mostly shaded. It is not a long hike and takes maybe 1 1/2 hours - circle hike. Incredible views at the top - well worth the couple...More

Thank catgetsdown
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stopped at the John Muir National Historic Site on a recent road trip and what a gem. Mr. Bee has hiked the John Muir Trail and we have a deep appreciation for his work and his writings. When you enter the Visitor's Center, the...More

Thank beetrvln
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful historical place to visit. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful that someone preserved such a historical area. Grounds were well kept and the estate was beautiful!!

Thank sandysherry
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Blong83
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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.
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