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Jack London State Historic Park

  • 2400 London Ranch Rd. Map It
  • Glen Ellen
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

The pleasures are both pastoral and intellectual at the late writer Jack London's beloved Beauty Ranch. You could easily spend the afternoon hiking the 20-plus miles of trails that loop through meadows and stands of oaks, redwoods, and other trees. Manuscripts and personal artifacts depicting London's travels are on view at the House of Happy Walls Museum, which provides a tantalizing overview of the author's life and literary passions. A short hike away lie the ruins of Wolf House, which mysteriously burned down just before the writer was to move in. Also open to the public are a few farm outbuildings and the completely restored Cottage, a wood-framed building where London penned many of his later works. He's buried on the property.

Sight Information


2400 London Ranch Rd., off Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen, California, 95442, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Parking $10 ($5 walk-in or bike), includes admission to museum; cottage $4
  • Mar.–Nov. park daily 9:30–5, museum 10–5, cottage noon–4; Dec.–Feb., Thurs.–Mon. park 9:30–5, museum 10–5, cottage noon–4

Published 07/24/2015


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