Begin Tour

The tour can be divided into two segments. There is the John Muir Neighborhood in the box on the map above or you can visit the larger John Muir Nature and History sites illustrated with the Muir saunter figure on the map. The neighborhood sites are directly related to the young Muir or his family. The larger picture, though, will give you the context of what Muir's life was like as he grew to manhood in Marquette County. What did the landscape look like when he first moved here? What cultural events were taking place around him? Put yourself in the years when Muir lived here, from 1849 to 1863. You'll connect with life then by following the John Muir Nature and History Map of Marquette County.

SOME OF THE LOCATIONS ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY.  THE LOCATIONS OF THE SIGNS GIVE YOU A VIEW OF THE HISTORIC SITE.  PLEASE ABIDE BY ALL LAWS AND DO NOT TRESPASS.   

          The Marquette County John Muir Nature and History Route lets you choose the sites you want to visit, how long you want to spend at each site, and how you travel between sites.  We do not designate roads to follow, but the route may suggest points of interest along some roads that you may wish to watch for on your way to another designated site.   You can find more information at some sites on historic informational kiosks and the accompanying booklet you can find at various local businesses also gives more information. 

USE THE BUTTONS ON THE BAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN TO RETURN HOME, FIND THE LISTS OF SITES AND OTHER INFORMATION, AND GO TO THE MAP.