The famous writer’s ashes are buried at this historic park, where he spent his final years and where his wife stayed on afterward. London’s study, in the cottage ($4 adults, $2 seniors 62+ and students 13–18, free for ages 12 and under), contains artwork from his stories and items he picked up on his travels. Elsewhere on the property is a ruin of a magnificent house London tried to build—it burned down before it was done. There’s an easy half-mile trail through the bucolic surroundings, and plenty of spots for a pastoral picnic. On weekends, docents give tours at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and during summer, an awesome Broadway Under the Stars season features pros from NYC and beyond.
Sonoma Valley› Attraction
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen
Our Rating Neighborhood Glen Ellen Hours Daily 9:30am–5pm, museum 10am–5pm; cottage noon–4pm Phone 707/938-5216 Prices Park entrance $10 per vehicle, $5 per person for walk-ins Web site Jack London State Historic Park
Map2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen Sonoma Valley
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