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. 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.
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.
We offer any of the above tours in French. Des tours en français sont disponibles! Appel à l’avance pour des réservations.
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. 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.
Check the Private Tour Schedule to determine available dates for your tour.
Park Video: Groups may borrow an informational DVD from our library which includes a 20-minute video describing the cultural and historic features of the park. Includes historic film footage and subtitles for the hearing impaired. Request the park DVD on the reservation form and allow 2 weeks for delivery by mail. DVDs must be returned to the park before or on the day of your visit. Unreturned DVDs will result in a replacement charge of $18. The DVD is also available for purchase at the park museum.
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.