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John Muir National Historic Site

courtesy of the National Park Service

How to Get to John Muir National Historic Site:

John Muir National Historic Site is located in Martinez, California, northeast of Oakland. It is accessible via I-80 east to CA 4, exiting at Alhambra Ave.; and via I-680 north to CA 4, then west to Alhambra Ave. Exit.

Park Size:

346 acres

Description:

Park preserves the 14-room residence where naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 until his death in 1914. Site also includes the historic Martinez Adobe and a 326-acre tract of oak woodland and grassland (including Mount Wanda) historically owned by the Muir family. The site today is just a small piece of the original 2,600-acre ranch.

Things to Do at John Muir National Historic Site:

Muir House is available for self guided tours from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Public tours are available at 2:00 Wednesday through Friday, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 on weekends. The Martinez Adobe, built in 1849, is also on site and open to the public. There are picnic tables available on the grounds. Mount Wanda is available for hiking seven days a week, sunrise to sunset, and there are wildflower walks, bird walks and full moon walks offered.

Operating Hours:

The park is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.

History:

Authorized on August 31, 1964.

Contact Information:

John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
925-228-8860
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