Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen

Categories: State Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
March 1 to November 30 - Open every day

December 1 to February 28 - Open Thursday through Monday ( closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

The Museum is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Cottage is open from noon. - 4 p.m.
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  • This is a gem. One of those unexpected experiences that truly can not only make the day but make the trip! Well maintained trails and buildings in a fabulous setting. Informative, but most importantly...  read more »
  • We needed a bit of a break from wine tastings and headed here for a nice hike! We didn't take in the museum. Headed into the forest to find the 2000 year old Redwood...about 4 miles round trip from th...  read more »
  • My wife and I visited the Jack London Historic Park during a recent visit to Sonoma. The location is absolutely spectacular and a perfect spot for hiking and a picnic. However the Cottage & Museum are...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit. I have gone here twice now had a wonderful time. The grounds are beautiful with trails running along side vineyards and around ponds. You can also see the ruins of the magnificent house that London was building before it was destroyed by Fire. I really enjoy the town of Sonora too, so be sure to do a little exploring around here! Overall a great day trip if you are in the area.
  • A short drive from the bay, hidden away in the beautiful city of Sonoma is this lesser known Jack London state Park. This is were you can learn the story and life of Jack London, the explorer, sailor and author. I really want to enjoy my visit here, but unfortunately, there just isn't enough stuff to do here. Aside from hiking, you can pretty much visit all the sites within an hr or two. If you really want to visit, start early and enjoy the rest of your day wine tasting in Sonoma.
  • We spent a Saturday exploring the park and loved it. Between the house, farm, and trails it was a fantastic place to spend the better part of a day. The museum and ruins of the house had some great information on London that I hadn't heard before (despite growing up in the area). The farm had some interesting layouts (especially the pug house), and the trail up to and around the lake was a nice mellow stroll.
  • I was really surprised by the beauty of this place. So peacful and calm. I wish I can live those times and see how it was to live there. I'm glad that they saved Big House and Museum. Lake trail is also a nice one for a short walk.
  • Came for a wedding and I can't say I've seen a better backdrop. The vineyards and old structures were absolutely stunning. The watch out for rattlesnakes sign gave it an adorable dangerous charm too. But also, yikes.
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