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Jack London State Historic Park

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Wonderful history of an American Author

Jack London lived his life to the fullest. I include his quote regarding the value of life. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wilton, California
Hiking with our Yellow Lab

We spent hours here last Sunday hiking all the trails. Very dog friendly , on leash. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Bragg, California
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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
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All reviews his wife beauty ranch his life dream house house ruins short hike entrance fee nice walk small museum square foot interesting history well worth the visit beautiful area picnic lunch hidden gem glen ellen market picnic tables
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Thank HollyR56
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank kathymN2481VH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a moderate hike. Good for all skill levels. Lots of sun and shade. Also able to explore the Jack London farm ruins. Sweeping view of the vineyards as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kristymoul
Reviewed October 27, 2018

the area is most interesting. The gift shop staff person gave us many insights to the life of Jack London. Quite a please trip to this state park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ssharrison2
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Calling all wine and theater fanatics!! Give it up for the Transcendence theater drama company featuring St. Francis winery. Once you walk into historic Jack London park you are instantly transformed into another world of delectable food, impeccably delicious wines and a night to remember!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 156nadram
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Terrific hike with fantastic views of vineyards and minor hills. One giant redwood and some historical info along the way. Great easy hike!

Date of experience: October 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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