John Muir, the "Father of the National Park Service," dedicated his life to protecting America's wild places. He shared his love of nature through writing and through the creation of the Sierra Club, an outdoors and advocacy organization. Muir’s tireless campaigning preserved five national parks, including Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, and inspired the modern conservation movement. John Muir National Historic Site (NHS), designated in 1964, preserves Muir’s former home and surrounding orchards. In this Victorian mansion, Muir lived with his family and penned many of his books and articles. The park serves as a public national memorial in recognition of Muir’s legacy as a conservationist and a crusader for national parks and reservations. For more information, visit the John Muir NHS website. The site also hosts a bilingual exhibit for the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail (NHT) in the historic Martinez Adobe, built in 1849. The exhibit explores the 1775-76 expedition of Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza, who led more than 240 men, women and children more than 1,000 miles from Mexico to San Francisco, California. For more information, visit the Juan Bautista De Anza NHT website.