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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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Jack London State Historic Park:

OpenRoad with Doug McConnell
Watch on Sunday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM on NBC Bay Area:

Jack London the Sustainable Rancher:

Our Park in the News

From Jack’s Desk, Park Newsletter

We are proud to announce that  Impact 100 Sonoma  honored Jack London Park Partners with it's Profiles of Impact award: Watch Now

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

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What's Happening at the Park

Broadway Under the Stars
Last Shows for 2015 - September 11-13

Join us for the award-winning series that brings world-class musical revues and concerts to Sonoma County’s majestic outdoors.

A History Hike to the Ancient Redwood and Historic Orchard
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Updated! Peek back to the past. Hike with us to our 100 year old Historic Orchard and 2,000 year old Ancient Redwood Tree while exploring the natural and cultural history in the world around them.

Mostly Beethoven
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 - 4:30pm

Ludwig van Beethoven is widely regarded as the greatest composer who has ever lived. Listen as the Jack London Piano Club brings his music alive.

Sundown Music 2015

September 17th the Sundown Music returns to the Park with Dan Martin and the Nomarocksteady Band

Glen Ellen Green Tour
Reserve your date two weeks in advance

A new special tour!
This tour invites the green spirited and eco-conscious to participate in a curated "green" excursion that focuses on the environmental practices of the three top Glen Ellen attractions.

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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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