In recognition of the impact John Muir had on the relationship between the American people and nature, California selected him as the first person to be given a commemorative day in their honour, designating April 21st as John Muir Day.  Every year on this day, the public emulate Muir, enacting his most famous quote.  “The mountains are calling and I must go”

The John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) is a non-profit that inspires people of all ages to explore, learn, share, and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy. We achieve this through community programs that deliver economic, social, educational, spiritual, and physical growth.

Photo Courtesy Al Golub Photography

What’s New?

Presentation to Stanislaus County – Highway renaming “John Muir Highway”

Alternative to Yosemite Gateways for Intergovernmental Agency.  


Partnership Coming with Mariposa Schools!

JMGC is pleased to announce that a partnership for exploration toward the improvement of student services is being established with Mariposa County Unified School District.