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Jack London State Historic Park

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lovely walk in the woods...

We enjoyed the peaceful walk back to the ruins, and the plaques & brochure with information about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Historical, natural beauty

Great place for any literary fan to get a glimpse into the life of an iconic American author. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9749
+1 707-938-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the peaceful walk back to the ruins, and the plaques & brochure with information about Jack London. It was a lovely way to spend the morning. The story and the ruins left us in awe of the man...what an amazing vision & creativity....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for any literary fan to get a glimpse into the life of an iconic American author. The hiking trails are moderate and totally worth it. We've been twice and will go back. The Wolf House is phenomenal in its breadth, scale, and tragedy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tripp B
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Came here on new years day and was fortunate to join the guided tour of the museum and the Wolfe's run cottage. It was a glorious sunny windless morning to hike a bit, and learned so much about Jack and Charmian London, their lives and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Home to Jack London and hid wife, the place must have been something. the newly renovated Museum talks about jack and Charmian's life. We like it much better than what wad there before. Come. learn hike, enjoy . It's worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

Jack London lived his life to the fullest. I include his quote regarding the value of life. The park contains a huge amount of history of the farming in the times, what he tried to cultivate (prickly pear cactus), and where he lived worked and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We spent hours here last Sunday hiking all the trails. Very dog friendly , on leash. Interesting ruins and history. We especially liked the "Pig Palace" and the "Wolf House" ruins. Don't miss it! Do watch for ticks.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

This is a real treasure. The Jack London Museum, which was under renovation when we were there in October, is very interesting. It is a small museum, but takes you through London's life. There is something eerie as well about the ruins/remains of the large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HollyR56
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited in early December - the fall foliage was beautiful. We enjoyed reading the historical markers, and were inspired to go out and read more about Jack London!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

You can also visit Jack London's estate, “Beauty Ranch” which encompasses 29 miles of hiking trails on 1,400 acres off Arnold Drive above Glen Ellen. Highlights of any visit here include the House of Happy Walls (home to the Park’s museum), the ruins of Wolf...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank thetravelorganizer
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We liked this place. Interesting short hikes to see parts of the life of and history around Jack London. You can see his grave, the ruins of his dream house, and his farm. Also the museum is interesting. We spent several hours exploring everything. Make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 27, 2017|
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Response from jscoops | Reviewed this property |
Such a cute area. You can walk along the Jack London park area, a fun thing to do in the morning and then go over to the Glen Ellen restaurant for lunch. Many wineries in walking distance. Would recommend the Glen Ellen... More
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
There really are two tours? The house that was built after Jack London's death and the dream house that burned down, then there is the house that they lived in and this is a separate area. If you bring a picnic lunch you... More
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September 22, 2015|
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