Reservations are required to visit the Memorial. All visitors are shuttled to the Memorial on National Park Service vehicles from the John Muir NHS (4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA).
Car: From San Francisco, take Interstate 80 (Bay Bridge) to Hwy 4 East...from Berkeley & Oakland, take Interstate 80 West to Hwy 4 East...from San Jose or Walnut Creek, take Interstate 680 north to Hwy 4 West. Exit at the Alhambra Ave. exit and come to the John Muir National Historic Site (4202 Alhambra Ave.) in Martinez, CA.
Airports: Accessible from Oakland International Airport, approx. 45 minutes; San Francisco International Airport, approx. 60 minutes; San Jose International Airport, approx. 90 minutes (estimated times are without traffic).
Did You Know?
Port Chicago National Memorial is not only a tribute to the 320 men who died in the WWII explosion, but it became the touchstone for desegrgation in the military.