Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen

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State Park
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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  • My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jack London State Park. The self guided tour of the grounds was a great value for a $10 cash entrance fee, and the house of happy walls provided the histor...  more »
  • Well kept park with great story of Jack London. The docent at the cottage was knowledgeable and vivid. The cottage itself is very nicely kept. It felt as if we had come 120 years back in time.  more »
  • This is a wonderful park. It's large enough to contain many different short and long walking trails among the gorgeous flora. The historical buildings such as the Wolf House are also quite interesting...  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pretty cool if you're into Jack London, definitely check out the museum. If you're with kiddos and are not into London, definitely skip it, not something young kids will enjoy (my experience). Trails are not hard and very pretty.
  • 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.