John Muir National Historic Site


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John Muir National Historic Site:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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John Muir National Historic Site

Address:4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone:925-228-8860
Fax:925-228-8192
Web: www.nps.gov/jomu/
Size: 345 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 31, 1964.
Location:In Martinez, California, northeast of Oakland. 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.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours, birdwatching.
Special Features: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 325-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.

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It was during this time that he met a woman named Louie Strentzel, daughter of a prominent medical doctor and horticulturalist with a large fruit orchard, part of which is now preserved by John Muir National Historic Site.
John Muir National Historic Site celebrates the life and times of the famous conservationist.
John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Avenue; 228-8860.