• Jack London State Historic Park - Glen Ellen, California

      This property became Jack London's home and sanctuary. Born in Oakland and and internationally famous and financially successful by age 30, London loved this beautiful area. He and his wife lived in a cottage and developed Beauty Ranch while working on Wolf House, his dream house. Wolf House burned to the ground before they could move in, all that is left is the stone work. London died shortly after that at age 40. Trails take you to various outbuildings on the farm, his cottage and London Lake. The visitor center, in The House of Happy Walls that his wife, Charmian, built after he died, houses the visitor center with exhibits about his life.

      If you go:
      The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except major holidays. Fee. Dogs must be on leash but are not allowed in the museum or hiking trails. Picnic areas available. Two portable restrooms are wheelchair accessible.


      2400 London Ranch Road
      Glen Ellen, California 92345 USA

      Mailing address:
      CA State Parks
      PO Box 942896
      Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Jack London State Historic Park
      +1 (707) 938-5216

      CA State Parks
      +1 (800) 777-0369