The magic of John Muir lives today in our public parklands and wilderness areas, the orchards and vineyards of Contra Costa County, sunsets atop Mt. Wanda, and in writings and teachings that spread the word about nature and our place in it.

John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration
Was celebrated on April 18th, 2015
at the John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s April 21st birthday at his former home, along with Earth Day, which brings us closer to knowing our planet and practical ways to help it thrive.

Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment:

  • Exhibitors with activities for everyone
  • Live music
  • Recycled Fashion Show
  • Silent auctions
  • Self-guided tours of the 1882 historic home and the drought-tolerant California Native Plant Garden
  • Junior ranger projects with National Park Service rangers
  • “John Muir” shares stories and birthday cake
  • Much more!

Food and beverages are available for purchase. This event will be held rain or shine—dress for the weather.

John Muir Birthday­–Earth Day

celebrating John Muir’s 177th  birthday
45th Anniversary of Earth Day
and the

51st Anniversary of the
John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Admission and parking are FREE!

For more information:
(925) 228-8860

Birthday/Earth Day 2015

Produced and filmed by
Digital Safari Academy


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Location Details

The John Muir National Historic Site is located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue at Highway 4 in Martinez, California. For directions to the Muir Site, visit

Free parking is available at the Martinez Adult Education campus located on Alhambra Avenue at "F" Street; shuttles are provided to the Muir Site. The Celebration is presented by the John Muir Association and the National Park Service.

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