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Jack London State Historic Park

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Address: 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9749
Phone Number: +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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"Go to Enjoy Natural Beauty and History"

We arrived after 3pm and quickly paid our $10 per car entry fee and walked the quarter of a mile to the house where we paid the house entry fee for a quick glimpse as the house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived after 3pm and quickly paid our $10 per car entry fee and walked the quarter of a mile to the house where we paid the house entry fee for a quick glimpse as the house closes promptly at 4. The docent enjoyed her position and had good history to tell of Jack London's life there. After the 25... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is a very historic place with beautiful scenery, magical forest etc. But the part we liked the most are the guides. They are very connected to this place and talking to them would really give you a sense of what this place is about. It's pretty at any time, but we usually go in November after the rains.... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After tasting and lunch at Chateau St. Jean, we stopped at the Jack London Historic State Park. The park's 1400 acres include the Beauty Ranch, Cottage (where he lived and wrote), House of Happy Walls Museum, Wolf House ruins, and more than 20 miles of trails. Jack London (1876-1916), was the author of The Call of the Wild, White Fang,... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wealth oh history if you are fan of Jack's books, or the Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush. Jack led a much more interesting like than just the Klondike stories. The remnants of his house that he never had a chance to live in, the site of his and his wife's ashes, abd the house his wife built after his death and... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large state park that could take more than a day to fully explore everything. This is divided into two major parts - the house where Jack's wife lived along with a hike to their 15000 square foot Wolf House that burned to the ground before occupancy, and the working farm. Both are very interesting. The volunteers that help at the... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time, spent about 2.5 hours here between visiting the museum, ranch, grave and cottage with a short hike to the lake. The property is vast, yet well maintained and easy to walk. Wonderful pieces of history....Jack London was truly an extraordinary man. All this in in stunning setting...fall colors... Highly recommend, 12 dollars well spent!

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edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cost $10 per car to enter. The museum and walking tour to the gravesite and burned wolf house was definitely worth seeing. It was fascinating to learn about Jack London even if you're not a fan.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a $10 park fee this is a bargain! We hiked to the giant redwood tree on Jack London property. It is about a 3 mile hike with some pretty steep elevation changes. Take some water with you as there is no where to purchase water and the local fountain tastes a bit musty. You can explore the cabin and... More 

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is a comprehensive educational experience which encompasses the amazing, romantic and adventurous life of a sailor, writer and explorer. He accomplished a remarkable number of things in spite of his early death at 40. The settings of the cottage where he wrote, the House of Happy Walls, Beauty Ranch itself, the massive ruins of Wolf House, and the humble... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is a great park. Walks to the museum and former Wolf House are pretty easy and very informative. Located in a beautiful area that is very photogenic. Talk time and hike as much of the property as you can to appreciate this Sonoma County beautiful park.

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