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Changes at the Park:

The Jack London cottage has new hours 10am to 4:30pm 7 days a week with free entry while the museum is closed. During this time the retail and visitor center will be located in the cottage.

The House of Happy Walls museum is now closed for extensive redesign of the exhibits and will reopen in Summer 2018.

Have You Met Jack?

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Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 29 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from the time when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home. Jack London State Historic Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.It is a particularly distinctive State Park—a diverse landscape to explore, a museum and cultural legacy to discover and a magical place to experience. From the ruins of a 19th Century Winery to a 2,000 year old Redwood Tree, 14 feet in diameter, to the cottage where Jack London wrote, you feel a certain energy whispering throughout the Park. While the history is an important draw, many are enticed simply by the natural resources. Jack London called it “Beauty Ranch” for good reason. Once you absorb the views from Sonoma Mountain, discover the 80 acres of an historic but still bountiful Orchard or the lake Jack London created, navigate the varied trails, you will know why this is considered one of the gems in this Valley of the Moon.

Discover the Park

Jack London State Historic Park:


Jack London State Historic Park Featured on Bay Area Focus



Jack London the Sustainable Rancher:

Our Park in the News

From Jack’s Desk, Park Newsletter

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Special Section celebrating the many facets of Jack London, the inspiration for the Park

Visiting the Park on a rainy day for the Sacramento Bee

Memories of a recent visit to the Park posted on the Longitude Blog

The Park and Broadway Under the Stars are rated A Top 10 “OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!” by USA Today

More Press on the Park 

What's Happening at the Park

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House of Happy Walls Exhibit Redesign
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Broadway Under the Stars Summer Season!
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Annual Plowing Play Day
Sunday, May 20, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Late Spring Nature Hike
Saturday, May 26 -10:00-3:00
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Jack London Short Story Read-Aloud
Sunday, June 10th
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Saturday Morning Fitness Hikes
First Saturday of each month
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Free Redwood Hikes
Free Redwood Hikes
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Fiction Competition
March 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
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Painting Competition
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Photography Competition
March 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
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3rd Annual Young Writers Contest
Announcing the Winners!

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Things to Do

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Walk, hike, bike ride, horseback ride, bird watch, take pictures, paint, picnic, relax, learn, enjoy nature! The main attraction to the Park is certainly the man and the legend - Jack London, famous for his literary accomplishments as well as his dramatic exploits, exotic travels and adventures. This history is encapsulated in either a short half-mile loop that takes less than an hour or a more leisurely two-hour walk that affords visitors a chance to see the historic buildings and exhibits highlighting London’s life, including his innovative experiments with methods of sustainable farming. You can explore on your own or take a tour led by a docent, which offers an even deeper look into Jack London’s life and times. While the history is an important draw, many are enticed simply by the breath-taking natural resources there for all to experience.

Free Docent Guided Tours

Private Group Tours for Schools and Adults

Visit Jack's Shop

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Online or in the Cottage for everything Jack London.

Fun Ways to See the Park!

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Audio Tour App

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Guided Horseback Rides

National Get Outdoors Event

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Join us and participate in National Get Outdoors-to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun on June 9th
All entry fees into the park will be complementary courtesy of our friends at Kenwood Vineyards!

Park Sponsor Focus!

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Sustainable Land Practices-Then and Now
Today with the Benziger Family Winery, winemaking biodynamics

We rely on your support!

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Operations Report

Annual Expenditures Report

 

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