The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
John Muir National Historic Site is comprised of portions of the over 2300-acre ranch where John Muir lived, raised a family, farmed, wrote, advocated for environmental conservation, and was buried. Established in 1964 and expanded through subsequent legislation, the park today consists of the 9-acre Strentzel-Muir house estate, the more than 326-acre open space lands of Mount Wanda, and the Strentzel-Muir family grave site where Muir was buried.
The park preserves and protects the home and portions of this historic Alhambra Valley agricultural estate, and it's associated natural and cultural resources, to memorialize and connect people with Muir’s global legacy as an influential naturalist, writer, and champion for protecting national parks and wild lands.