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Jack London Living History Tour

Join Jack London for a tour of his Beauty Ranch!

Let’s travel back to the Summer of 1916. You and your friends have just landed in the heart of Glen Ellen Village, home of famous author and adventurer, Jack London. Jack has invited you to visit his Beauty Ranch just up the hill. You’ve heard about this Ranch and how the famous author has pledged himself, his manhood, his fortune and all he possesses to building this ranch on land that most people think is worthless and “worked out.”

When you get there, Jack will personally lead you on a tour of the grounds, where you will learn about historic structures like Kohler and Frohling’s stone winery building and sherry barn from the mid-1800’s. Jack will also show off his own additions to the Ranch, including his famous Pig Palace and concrete-block grain silos, the first ever to be built in California! A visionary and risk taker, Jack is always eager to teach visitors about his progressive farming experiments, like the eucalyptus tree grove and “spineless cactus” field.

After touring the grounds, Jack will invite you in to the cottage where he and his wife Charmian live. This is also where he pens 1,000 words a day, in his effort to finance his beloved Beauty Ranch. If they are around, you might even get to meet Charmian and Jack's stepsister, Eliza Shepard. So come and share this special place with Jack as he weaves a tale of his visions and dreams for a progressive farm.

"Next to my wife, the ranch is the dearest thing in the world to me." Jack London

Living History Tour: $50 per person with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 15. Includes parking fee

Minimum two week reservation in advance required.

A Special inaugural tour will be held on September 9, 2017 and starts at 10:30 am. Includes parking fee

Enjoy a picnic in the park along with your tour. Order here from Glen Ellen Village Market

Description: Options Amount Quantity Select
General Admission $50 - Living History Tour- 9/9/17 10:30 am -(includes parking fee)
$50.00
General Admission $50 - Living History Tour -Enter requested Date in Cart (includes parking fee)
$50.00
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