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Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 26 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.

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What's Happening at the Park

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Ragtime Festival
Saturday, October 10th from 11am - 1:30pm
The Wine Country Ragtime Festival 2015 brings their show to the House of Happy Walls museum!
Book of Jack London
Saturday, October 17th from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Explore the social aspects of Jack London's books with author and Professor, Cecelia Tichi..
Writing in the Park
Sunday, October 18th 1:00-5:00pm
You will feel the aura of Jack London when you join poet and teacher Iris Jamahl Dunkle for an inspiring half-day writing class.
A Hike Into Fall
October 25th - 9:30am-1:00pm

Examine the changing season with park naturalist, John Lynch. SOLD OUT

Watercolors on the Fly
Saturday, November 7th, 12:30 to 4:00 pm
Our popular watercolor class goes to the Wolf House for an afternoon of painting.
Jack London's Women
Saturday, November 14th, 2:00-4:30 pm
The prominent women in Jack London's life will be presented by noted scholar, Clarice Stasz.

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Things to Do


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

Fun Ways to See the Park!

You can support the park when you purchase a Picnic Box Lunch
Picnic Box Lunch Details

Audio Tour App

Guided Horseback Rides

Horse-Drawn Transporation

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