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.

Upcoming Events


50th Anniversary Twilight
Reception and Home Tour

50th Anniversary Twilight Reception and Home Tour for John Muir Association Members and Special Guests and Campfire Program presented by the National Park Service Campfire Program is open to the public

Saturday, September 20, 2014

An after-hours Reception and Home Tour open only to John Muir Association members and guests will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site. Not a member? Join now and attend this very special event. Space is limited and reservations are required—RSVP today!

5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Muir Home Tour with one-time, rarely viewed exhibits of plant specimens collected by John Muir from the John Muir National Historic Site Herbarium and items from the William and Maymie Kimes Collection

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary Twilight Reception on the Visitor Center patio. Tasty appetizers, wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be served.

Reservations are required for the private Reception and Home Tour

Please reserve by September 15th
Call Mary Ann Gaebe at (925) 228-1210 or email
Reserve early—attendance is limited.

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

A Campfire Program in the orchards—bring the family! The park will re-open to the public for a gala Campfire Program of skits, stories, s’mores and a visit from John Muir. Call the John Muir National Historic Site for more information at (925) 228-8860.









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