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John Muir National Historic Site

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Address: 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553
Phone Number: 925-228-8860
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.

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John Muir Historical Site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We went on 20 June and found it a beautiful home of the man they call the father of the NPS. John Muir inherited the home from his in laws, but his "scribble room" was authentically John Muir. The informative docents really added to the experience with information you can't get from a reader board.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Park Rangers lead tours of the John Muir home , John Muir is called the Father of Our National Park System so that covers history and adventure. You can also take a short hike up Mount Wanda for great views. There is a cell phone tour of the grounds that is a short walking distance to his orchards. The Martinez... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was interesting to see where John Muir lived and did his writing when he was not out on his adventures. The grounds are well kept. The story of his life, interesting. It's like a little Oasis in the middle of chaos. My, how times have changed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The property is very well maintained and the house a true treasure. Little bit of an incline to get to the house but a shuttle is available for those that need assistance. The house sits up on a hill making it a wonderful photograph. Make sure you climb the stairs to the lookout tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went on the ranger led tour of the John Muir National historic home; it was free. The tour was amazing and we learned a lot about not just John Muir, but his wife, his relatives, and his children (two daughters). The ranger told us amazing stores about the home. John Muir did not build the house, but Dr. Strenzel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

At the John Muir home, you really get a sense for the time and the man behind the property, unlike many other historical sites.The phone tour is a must. While a little clunky and awkward at times, the narration gives life and meaning to what would otherwise be any other old, rickety house. If you come on a good day,... More 

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Address: 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553
Phone Number: 925-228-8860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Martinez

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