John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir National Historic Site commemorates America’s most famous naturalist. John Muir’s writing convinced the U.S. government to protect Sequoia, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Mount Rainier as national parks. This historic site is the home where John Muir worked, wrote, and raised his family in Martinez, near the Bay Area in California. You can visit here to enjoy hiking, picnicking, and exploring the beautiful area he loved so much. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near John Muir National Historic Site

The John Muir National Historic Site is a fun place to learn about some local history while enjoying nature. Start at the visitor center to begin exploring John Muir’s life and legacy with a 20-minute film about his contributions to conservation. You can tour the Muir/Strentzel house on your own or take a guided cellphone tour. Be sure to check out the seasonal programs as well. Visiting the park in an RV means you can take your time to explore because you have a convenient place to stay while you are there.

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How To Get To John Muir National Historic Site

To get to the John Muir National Historic Site, head out of San Francisco on Interstate 80 East across the bay toward Emeryville, where it turns to Highway 580 and back to Interstate 80. Take Exit 23 and merge onto CA-4 East toward Stockton. Turn left onto Alhambra Drive to reach the site.


4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553

Fee: Entry fee $0

The John Muir National Historic Site honors a wonderful naturalist who contributed a lot to the conservation movement on the West Coast. This park celebrates him in the way he would most approve, by offering scenic hiking trails with stunning views and a chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife. There is plenty to explore, and traveling by RV means you will have the flexibility to wander without worrying about check-out time.