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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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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.

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Hiking Mt Wanda - good for all!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of steep up-hills! HIghly recommend!

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 staff couldn't be more helpful or friendly. They show a 20 minute film on John... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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!!

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Loved this. Very interesting. I learned a lot and loved to see in all the rooms. Lots of stairs but there is a cart if needed

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My wife and I traveled to Martinez just to visit the John Muir National Historic Site which was so interesting and meaningful. Don't miss this gem!

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delray beach, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Before I visited had seen the PBS special by Ken Burns about the National Parks so knew the history of the woods. It more than lived up to expectations. Great news for seniors, you can get a pass for lifetime for all national parks and then take guests. Tranquil, peaceful and you need to get there very early for parking.... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

John Muir is often described as the father of the National Parks, so it is appropriate that his home is administered by the NPS. There are a lot of interesting artefacts and information panels, but I most enjoyed soaking in the atmosphere of the place where he did much of his writing. The grounds - his former fruit farm- are... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

John Muir is considered the founder of the Sierra Club and the National Park system, but who knew he lived in Martinez in a 10,000sf Italianate style mansion?! The home is open for touring daily and we even climbed up to the bell tower which provided a stupendous view of the area. Tours are self guided although there were park... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Leave inspired by the exhibits of John Muir and his family in their home in Martinez, CA. Visit the historic Martinez Adobe also on the property. Come often because there are rotating exhibits and many public events. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. And place to visit with your parents and your kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Local history comes alive with walking the grounds and talking to the amazing staff!!! I have to type at least 100 characters in order to validate

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