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Jack London State Historic Park

Jack London State Historic Park - Directions, Hours and Fees

Welcome to Jack London State Historic Park, once known as Jack London's "Beauty Ranch". The park's 1400 acres include the Beauty Ranch, Cottage, House of Happy Walls Museum, Wolf House ruins, and more than 20 miles of trails. We recommend that you allow 3 hours to visit . The park is located in Glen Ellen, California, about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County between the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa.

From San Francisco - North on Hwy 101, East on Hwy 37, North on Hwy 121, North on Hwy 116, Right on Arnold Drive, Left on London Ranch Road.
From Sonoma - West on Hwy 12, Left on Madrone Road, Right on Arnold Drive, Left on London Ranch Road.
From Santa Rosa - From Hwy 101, East on Hwy 12, Right on Arnold Drive, Right on London Ranch Road.
Accessibility: Transportation in our electric cart is available for accessibility purposes. Visitors who need assistance should contact the park at least 24 hours in advance to make arrangements.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are welcome in the historic areas of the park, including the trail to the Wolf House ruins. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or on the back country trails. Please clean up your pet waste.

Smoking: Due to fire danger, smoking is allowed only in the 2 paved parking lots. Please use the provided ash trays to extinguish all smoking materials and prevent wildfires.

Days and Hours of Operation 
Open Daily
  9:30 - 5:00   Park Hours 
10:00 - 5:00   Museum Hours
12:00 - 4:00   Cottage Hours
Holiday Schedule
Thanksgiving Day - Park and Museum open
Christmas day - Park closed
New Year's day - Park, Museum and Cottage open
Park Entry Fees
$10  Vehicle entry fee
$  5  Walk in or Bicycle in
$49  Annual Pass


Park Entry Fee for Bus
$50  10 to 24 passengers
$100  25 or more passengers
Cottage Entry Fees
$4  Adults                    
$2  Seniors (Age 62+)
$2  Students (Age 13-18)
Children age 12 and under are free
Group Picnic Site Day use Reservation Fees (click here for more info about the sites)
Oak Grove site $150 capacity 76
Terrace site $150 capacity 48
Docent Guided Private Group Tour Fees
Students K-12: $20 for the first 20 persons, $1 for each additional person.
Adult Groups: $50 for the first 20 persons, $2 for each additional person.
All private group tours require online reservations and fee payment at least 14 days before the requested tour date. The docent fee may be refunded if the group cancels the tour and notifies the park at least 7 days before the scheduled group tour date. 

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