Join the AMWA NorCal Chapter, Saturday, October 26, as we welcome autumn with a visit to the historic home of John Muir. The John Muir National Historic Site is a US National Park located in Martinez, 35 miles east of San Francisco. Muir, often called the “Father of the National Parks,” lived in this Martinez home from 1890 until his death in 1914.

Muir was a prolific writer, lecturer, teacher, philosopher, and environmentalist, whose writings convinced the US government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon, and Mt. Rainier as national parks.

We will meet at the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave. in Martinez, at 10:30 am and take the docent-led tour as a group. After the tour and a short visit to the site’s gift shop, we will reconvene for lunch at the colorful Troy Greek restaurant in historic downtown Martinez. The Troy restaurant is located at 720 Main Street, 2 miles north of the site. We have reservations at the restaurant at 1:00 pm.

After lunch you are encouraged to explore historic downtown Martinez on your own. The city is home to antique shops, modern boutiques, and is adjacent to a waterfront marina park.

Admission to the John Muir site and the tour is free. You will be responsible for your lunch.

If you plan to attend or have any questions, please email Maggie Norris at [email protected]

Below are 3 websites that will add to the enjoyment of your visit.

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