John Muir

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4202 Alhambra Ave Martinez, CA 94553

Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer…Father of the National Park Service!

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.

Planning Your Visit

John Muir worked, raised a family and wrote in his Martinez, California home.

Who Was John Muir?

Learn more about John Muir, his family and his closest friends.

John Muir’s influence

Nature and Conservation. Places of importance in John Muir’s life.

Things to Do!

Click here to learn about the ways you can enjoy the John Muir National Historic Site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

Documentary: A Glorious Journey

Can’t make it to the park? Watch the official park film, shown in our digital theater, about the life of John Muir.

Bookstore and Gift Shop

The bookstore and gift shop at the John Muir National Historic Site.

Top Ten Summer Tips for Visiting

Get the most out of your summer visit.


John Muir National Historic Site acts as a haven of natural habitat for many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.


Explore unique plant communities, native and rare plants, and invasive plants found at John Muir National Historic Site.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Learn about the living and non-living factors that shape park’s environment, including climate, geology, and various ecosystems.

Climate Change

Climate change is already affecting plants and wildlife. Learn more about what we know about climate change, and what we can do.

Species Lists

Create your own species list for plants and animals found at John Muir.

Inventory & Monitoring Research

Dig into natural resource data collected by Inventory & Monitoring scientists at John Muir National Historic Site.

The Martinez Adobe at the John Muir NHS

The Martinez Adobe, an historic home and exhibit, is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Inventor John Muir

Muir was also an inventor of unusual things.


Learn more about the nature experience in our park. From wildlife to native plants.

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