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Address: Oakland, CA
Description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.

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A cabin with history!

On January 12, 1876, Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney, in San Francisco, California. He was the son of Flora Wellman, an unwed mother, and William Chaney, an attorney... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

On January 12, 1876, Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney, in San Francisco, California. He was the son of Flora Wellman, an unwed mother, and William Chaney, an attorney, journalist and pioneering leader in the new field of American astrology. His father was never part of his life, and his mother ended up marrying John London, a Civil War... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small historic cabin has been relocated from its original site to Jack London Square. It is interesting to see while walking about Jack London Square. It isn't open to enter, but can look through the windows and read the information available. I wouldn't say its a destination, but to be seen while at the square. It is next to... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,262 reviews 2,262 reviews
1,381 attraction reviews
1,299 helpful votes 1,299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Jack London was a social activist, journalist and writer. Some of his books include Call of the Wild, White Fang, and others. Jack London;s cabin is in the Jack London Square area so we usually see it when we go there for dinner at one of the restaurants in the area. Jack London lived in the cabin when he was... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Like others have said - definitely not a destination. We spent 5 min max there, however it was still good to see the old cabin, worth the stop if in the area.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Not much here to excite. The cabin offers little more than a photo opportunity. There is little else to recommend it. a walk on the bay is far more enjoyable.

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oakland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dumpy little cabin in Jack London Square, worth about three minutes to look at it. Definitely not a destination. Old saloon nearby is worth seeing. Jack London Square is worth seeing, just not the cabin.

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Chicago, Illinois
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667 reviews 667 reviews
120 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not worth the visit. Spend your time reading Jack London's edgy prose. Jack London Square used to be mildly interesting, but now it is almost void of attractions. Rent a kayak there and explore the Bay waters.

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

What's not to like about Jack London's cabin. He's an icon, a guy w/ lots of good and lots of not-so-good, but always a great yarn. Read up about him, read one or two or three of his books -- and if you're of age, step next door to Heinhold's for another step back in history.

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Check this out for historical relevance and stay for a beer? Be careful of the tilted floor, it's the floor not you.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Huge Jack London fan. Cool to check out, but, 5 minutes will be plenty of time to see this attraction.

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