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Jack London State Historic Park

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Address: 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9749
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+1 707-938-5216
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Jack London State Historic Park, comprised of 1400 acres, is the legacy of...

Jack London State Historic Park, comprised of 1400 acres, is the legacy of Jack London, one of America's most famous authors.

The park offers historic buildings dating to the late 1870's, great scenic beauty and more than 20 miles of trails open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

The park is open year-round, 7 days, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. There is no camping.

 

Day Use fee is $10/car.

Historic buildings include the House of Happy Walls, the Wolf House Ruin, barns, the Cottage where Jack London lived and died and the famous "Pig Palace".

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Very pretty walking paths and interesting history

This is a wonderful park. It's large enough to contain many different short and long walking trails among the gorgeous flora. The historical buildings such as the Wolf House are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful park. It's large enough to contain many different short and long walking trails among the gorgeous flora. The historical buildings such as the Wolf House are also quite interesting. The park service has done a good job of providing information around this house in particular which gives even this burned-out building a great sense of wonder.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fell in love with this park years ago and keep going back. The history from the time of Jack's brief time there is amazing and the volunteers that staff and take care of the park are really special. Take time to walk or hike, and visit the park. Great!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place for very easy and relaxing hiking. On one side of the park the old home is preserved along with the ruins of the farm. On the other side the ruins of the burned out mansion, grave site and a great museum with all of Londons collections. Bring a picnic lunch and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the entrance to Jack London State Park and it was the best wrong turn we ever made! It was a highlight of our travels. Our luck hit a new high when we met ALICE! She works at the park and she provided us with a guided tour. Her charm and knowledge made exploring the park an ease... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For only $10 per vehicle you can go envision Jack London's dream of a perfect home. We only had an hour, so we visited the museum, the gravesite and remains of Jack's dream home. The museum contains the London's treasures brought back from their travels to exotic locales. The museum manages to give you a real sense of time and... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a morning at the park and was really surprised it had so much to offer. Just a pretty 15 minute drive from downtown Sonoma, there is excellent hiking here among the Sequoias and lots to see. Jack London bought this parcel of land and built all kinds of things here: a cozy house where you can see the bed... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit in Glen Ellen! Jack London's Beauty Ranch is special. The walk to his Wolf House is a must to see the home Jack never lived in. The museum is fascinating with wonderful artifacts from his world travels. Come and explore a treasure.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To those who don't know Jack London, he was one of the great American writers in the early 1900's. Died at age 40 perhaps from mercury poisoning. He bought a ranch near Glen Ellen, California to get away from the crowds and the state of California turned it into a beautiful park. The house where he lived with his wife... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a rainy Sunday, but still enjoyed a wonderful docent led walk to the wolf house ruins. The museum is also really informative. I don't think I have ever read anything by London, but I think I might try one of his books after this visit. Can't wait to come back in the spring. We didn't make it... More 

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Andover, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The park is lovely with great trails and walks. That's why my husband and I went there. We were not expecting the Wolf House ruins, the graves, or the museum full of interesting points of interest about London's adventuresome life. There is an entrance fee - we did only the smaller part of the park with the above and felt... More 

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