Contact Number

  • (707) 938-5216

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • Park Hours: 9am to 5pm

    Open Daily (Except Dec 25)

Park Activities

Dogs allowed only in historic zone and developed areas. Dogs not allowed in the following areas: trails, dirt roads, backcountry areas, historic buildings, and historic gardens.
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding

Park Facilities

Drinking Water Available

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The historic park is at 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes north of Sonoma.
The park’s upper parking lot provides access to a picnic area, London’s cottage, stables, stone barns, silos and "pig palace."

Information and Fees

Park Operated by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.

Learn more about how you can enjoy this park at:

Tri-County Partnership to Create a Cleaner Coast

MARIN, SONOMA AND MENDOCINO COUNTY PARTNER TO CREATE A CLEANER COAST Teaching Leave No Trace Practices to Growing Visitor Audiences in Coastal Communities. Learn more by reading the Tri-County Partnership Press Release (6/15/2022).

Facilities and Activities
There is a museum in "The House of Happy Walls" which Mrs. London built where you will find park information, exhibits and a small sales area. A nearby trail leads to Jack London’s grave and to the remains of "Wolf House," London’s dream house which was destroyed by fire in 1913.

House of Happy WallsThe park contains the cottage residence where he wrote books, short stories, articles and letters while he oversaw various agricultural enterprises. Visit the Londons' Cottage to imagine what it would have been like to have been a guest at their spectacular Beauty Ranch. See where Jack prolifically wrote in order to keep his dream of developing a model farm funded. Ramble among the historic structures of the Ranch, explore the innovative "Pig Palace," discover how Jack's new approaches to farming are still relevant today.

A one mile walk takes visitors to a dam, lake, and bathhouse built by London. Other hikes lead up through fir and oak woodlands to views of the Valley of the Moon.

After London’s death, his wife, Charmian, continued to live at the ranch until her death in 1955. It was her wish that the ranch be preserved in memory of Jack London and his work.

Visit Us
Operating hours can vary seasonably, some facilities may be closed when the park is open. Please note operating hours listed on the right side this page.

Docent led tours and special events may be available, visit the link above or call park for details.

A park entrance fee is collected; $10 per vehicle. Annual passes are available. Admission to the House of Happy Walls Museum and cottage is included in the park entrance fee. The park is open daily (except December 25)

For your convenience, bottles of water may be purchased at the House of Happy Walls Museum.

Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails. Dogs are allowed on a leash in the Historic Area only. Dogs are not permitted beyond the silos or inside the museum.

Collecting or destroying anything in the park, including mushrooms, is prohibited.

Bicycling and horseback riding are permitted on some trails.

The park contains two group picnic sites that can be reserved for a fee and many individual picnic tables. Camping is available at nearby Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

The historic park is at 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, about a 20 minute drive north of Sonoma.

The park’s upper parking lot provides access to a picnic area, Londons' Cottage, stables, stone barns, silos and "pig palace." The Kohler & Frohling winery ruins are near the cottage.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.