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Courtesy of the private Shepard Family collection

Life and Times of Charmian Kittredge London

She sailed through remote islands of the South Pacific, packed a pistol and knew how to use it, played classical piano, rode horses astride, boxed with her mate and edited his manuscripts. Charmian Kittredge London was a modern independent woman born during the Victorian era of the 19th century who lived life through all 5 senses. She was a perfect match for Jack and became both his personal and professional partner. Discover the life and times of the woman who established Jack London State Historic Park as a memorial to the adventurous author and his literary legacy.

This tour begins at the House of Happy Walls, built by Charmian after Jack’s death as a museum, which features artifacts from their voyage aboard the Snark through the South Pacific. Then visit the London Cottage which includes a tour of the stone building kitchen and dining room where Charmian lived with Jack until his death in 1916. Learn more about Jack’s “mate-woman” and how she complimented his life in ways that helped him become the literary phenomenon of his time.

$25 per person (limited to 6 people total) - Includes 3 hour tour, park entry fee, and entry to the London Cottage. Contact the office for available dates (707 938-5216)

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