Department of Museum Travel - John Muir National Historic Site

Saturday, December 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.
John Muir National Historic Site and The Mormon Temple Center
Saturday, December 12, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$70 for Haggin Museum, SICL and OLLI members; $95 for non-members 

This trip starts with a guided tour of John Muir’s seventeen room Martinez mansion. Muir, a naturalist, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club was also a writer, farmer, orchardist and wine-maker. The seven acre property, where he lived and raised his family, contains the 1882 mansion with original furnishings and a two story adobe, built in 1848. The property is decorated for the Christmas season every year. 

There will be a no-host lunch at First Street Cafe in downtown Benicia and if time permits, a stop by a historic glass blowing shop before boarding the bus to visit the Camel Barn Museum which housed U.S. Army beast-of- burden camels until they were auctioned off in 1864.

Lastly, travelers will finally have a chance to visit the Mormon Temple Center whose architecture on the hill has been admired so many times on trips returning from the Bay Area. This stop will include guided tours of the gardens, special holiday presentations and videos of the temple proper. Bring your camera for scenic views of Oakland and San Francisco.  

For more information contact tour leader Dot Robinson at (209) 957-5427 or dorothy3322@att.net.  For reservations contact administrative assistant Merylene Marengo (209) 940-6311. 
 
Victory Park - Stockton
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 940-6300
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