Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1905 until his death in 1916. The Park also contains The Cottage residence where he wrote. After London’s death, his wife, Charmian, continued to live in the cottage until her death in 1955. “The House of Happy Walls,” which Mrs. London built after Jack’s death, now houses a museum.
The Park, operated and maintained by the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, is at 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes north of Sonoma. No State services or staff are available. Please phone (707) 938-5216 for more information.
The House of Happy Walls is a visitor center/museum with a wheelchair lift at the rear of the building. The main parking area has 3 spaces designated as accessible. Assistance may be required with slopes. The paved 400′ route from the parking lot to the museum may be accessible for assisted wheelchair users or strong riders. Otherwise, a golf cart driven by Park volunteers provides alternate transportation for those who can transfer—golf cart services must be arranged in advance by calling (707) 938-5216.
Unfortunately, stairs are the only means of access to the second floor of the museum. To provide equivalent access for viewing the second-floor exhibits, an alternative digital tablet (iPad) will give visitors a 360-degree view of all rooms on the second floor, and will include a slide show of detailed views into exhibits. A large-print booklet is also available upon request, which includes images of the exhibits with descriptive text.
Wolf House A portable restroom on the road to the Wolf House is wheelchair accessible regularly available to the public at this time.
The Cottage A usable restroom may permit front transfers. Assistance may be needed on the path of travel from the parking area to the Cottage entry.