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Jack London State Historic Park

Private Group Tours for School and Adult Groups

Jack London State Historic Park offers private guided tours for K-12 schools and adult groups on weekdays.

All private group tours require advance online reservations at least 14 days before the requested tour date. Private guided group tours are limited to 1 tour per day. All scheduled private group tour reservations are posted online. Please check the Private Tour Schedule  to determine available dates for your tour. 

Private guided tours meet in the parking lot near the Museum, which is to the left of the park entrance. Group size is limited to 40 (Senior tour 20).  One tour guide is scheduled for every 15 to 20 visitors. Shortage of tour guides may at times result in larger groups. Tours begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour begins to use the restroom facilities.

Each guided tour is approximately 2 hours in duration. Our tour guide will meet your group rain or shine, unless you cancel. Call the park office at 707-938-5216 as soon as possible if you need to cancel your tour.

Fees

Adult group tour fees are $50 for the first 20 visitors, plus $2 for each additional visitor.

School group (K-12) tour fees are $20 for the first 20 visitors, plus $1 for each additional visitor.

The park entrance fee is $10 for cars; $50 for vehicles with 10-24 passengers; $100 for vehicles with more than 24 passengers. Park entrance fees are waived for school groups with advance reservations. School groups without a reservation must pay park entrance fees and may not enter the Museum if another tour is scheduled for that day.

Tour Options 

PLEASE NOTE:  THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS DECEMBER 4, 2017 THROUGH APRIL 27, 2018.  All tours will be available, but the museum will not be included during this time.

  • The Cottage & Beauty Ranch tour begins any time between 11:00am and 2:00pm and includes the Museum and London Cottage as well as a guided walk to the Pig Palace, winery ruins, and stone barns. Maximum group size is 40 people due to limited space inside the Cottage.
  • The Beauty Ranch tour begins any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm and includes the Museum, as well as a guided walk to the Pig Palace, winery ruins, and stone barns. Maximum group size is 40 people.
  • The Wolf House tour begins any time between 10:00am to 2:00pm and includes the Museum as well as a half-mile walk to the Wolf House and the grave site. Maximum group size is 40 people.
  • The Senior Cottage tour begins any time between 11:00am and 2:00pm and is designed for visitors with limited walking ability that arrive by bus. The tour group will visit the Museum and then move by bus to the Beauty Ranch for a tour of the Cottage interior. Maximum group size is 20 people. Accessibility: A lift provides access to the first floor of the Museum and a ramp provides access to the Cottage. Doorways at both locations have a minimum width of 30 inches. Transportation for accessibility purposes is also available in our electric cart with advance notice.
  • The Self-Guided tour is designed for groups with more than 40 people without a park-provided docent. These tours do not include a tour of the Cottage interior. Entry into the Museum is limited to a maximum of 20 visitors at a time.
  • NOTE: All tours include the House with Happy Walls Museum.  Please note:  Museum will be closed for renovations December 4, 2017 through April 27, 2018.

         We offer any of the above tours in French.  Des tours en français sont disponibles!   Appel à l’avance pour des réservations.

Reservations

Only online reservations are accepted and they must be submitted at least 14 days before the requested tour date. Only one private group tour is accepted for each day and groups are limited to 40 (Senior tour 20). Reservations are final upon payment in full and you will receive an e-mail response as confirmation. By submitting a reservation form, you agree to park rules outlined in the Group Leader's Guide. 

STEP 1

Check the Private Tour Schedule to determine available dates for your tour.  

STEP 2

Click here to make a Private Tour Reservation

Click here for the Group Leader’s Guide

Resources

Park Video: Groups may access a 24 minute informational film on You Tube, which describes the cultural and historic features of the park. Includes historic film footage and subtitles for the hearing impaired. The DVD is also available for purchase at the park museum.  https://youtu.be/Xqa7xb0exes

Self Guided Tour-Pre-visit Packet for Teachers: This pre-visit guide is designed to be a helpful resource for educators and contains maps and information about the park, as well as historical information on Jack London’s life and legacy. Each historical feature and building on the site has its own brief chapter of information and points of interest. Also included are a few suggested lessons and activities that enhance certain aspects of the park and speak to several of the Common Core and Next Generation Science learning standards.

Discovery Quest: Educational tools for engaging students during their tour of the Beauty Ranch or the Museum. The Beauty Ranch Discovery Quest is designed for students age 5-9 and contains questions about the ranch along with a word search puzzle. The Museum Discovery Quest is designed for students age 10+ and lists questions relating to the exhibits on the first and second floor of the museum. 

 

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