Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Exploring: John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA- Muir's Victorian home for 24 years!

This past Saturday night I took my son to a free campfire at the John Muir House in Martinez, CA.  There were several volunteers and rangers who told stories, led songs, did a rain dance, and took turns leading an amazing campfire program that I couldn't have exactly recreated myself.  Then, at the end, there were marshmallows to roast!

John Muir's lived in a 17 room Victorian Italianate home built in 1882.  It's a beautiful home where Muir lived the last 24 years of his life.  This is a great summer adventure for all ages!

Layout of the Muir's home:

First floor:  west parlor, east parlor, kitchen, dining room, sun room, conservatory

second floor:  5 bedrooms, Muir's scribble den

Attic and Cupola:  Attic filled with Victorian furniture, my son loves ringing the cupola bell and seeing the 360 degree view of the property and Martinez from the top of the stairs.


John Muir National Historic Site
4202  Alhambra Avenue
(925) 228-8860

Summer and fall activities:

Roadmap to the Sky
Stargazing adventure:
July 18th, 9:15PM
August 15th, 8:45PM
September 12th, 8:15PM
October 10th, 7:30PM

August 8th, 7PM
September 5th, 6:30PM

Full Moon Walks on Mt. Wanda:
August 29th at 6:45PM
September 27th at 6:00PM
October 27th, at 5:45PM

John Muir's Biograph

Mountain Day Camp for children
Camp Director, Jill Harcke
(925) 680-8807

Nearby cafe for excellent coffee and espresso drinks:
Mountain Grounds Cafe
Martinez, CA
3750 Alhambra Ave.
Martinez, CA  94553

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