John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., was the residence of the conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club. His crusade for wilderness preservation aided in the establishment of national parks and forests. The 1882 house has original furnishings. Visitors may tour the 17-room mansion and the surrounding orchards. Visitors can watch a video about Muir's life and the site. The two-story Martinez Adobe, built in 1848, also can be seen.
Daily 10-5. Half-hour guided tours of the first level of the Muir home are given Mon.-Fri. at 2, Sat.-Sun. at 11 and 2. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.