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John Muir House and Garden tour

  • November 18, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
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To register, we prefer you pay online via the black "REGISTER" button. For other options, contact O'Neil Dillon by email or at 510-207-8761

John Muir, " Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer… Father of the National Park Service”, lived in this home with its orchard. 

Learn about the history of this influential conservationist and see how he and his family lived in Martinez.  In addition, the Martinez Adobe tells the history of the Anza Expedition of 1776, establishing the first Spanish settlement at San Francisco Bay. 

Depending how the orchard does, we may be able to pick some fruit to take home.  Picnic grounds are available for lunch after the tour. Nearby Mt Wanda hiking trails are part of the park and can be enjoyed as well.  Facilities are limited.  Bring water. 

Event:  1 hour, ranger-led tour of John Muir’s home and orchards as well as the Martinez Adobe which may be self-guided or, if there are enough rangers, ranger led.

ADA accessible

Parking: limited onsite.  Street parking on Walnut street opposite parking entrance to park.  All day and 2 hr. parking available.  

Group limit 30

Cost:  members $15, non-members $25

Rain cancels

If on the day of the event you find you can't make it, call O'Neil Dillon at 510-207-8761. Simply not paying or not replying prevents us from allowing someone else to attend. No-shows do NOT receive a refund!

If you register, then later decide not to attend this event, there may be others on the waiting list who will be able to take your place, so please cancel (click HERE, or on "Already registered" if you are on the event page) or by contacting O'Neil Dillon.

If you are on the waitlist and wish to be removed without being registered, please contact  O'Neil Dillon.

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