Plaque describing discovery of Jack London’s cabin in Alaska and its ties to Oakland, California ©Author Adventures

Few writers have packed as much into one short lifetime as Jack London.

A visit to the Jack London Museum in Dawson City will help you re-live parts of the author’s life in the rugged “Paris of the North.” It includes half of London’s cabin (the other half is in Jack London Square of Oakland, California). Because of that share, we were able to include a description of this excellent museum high in the Yukon, even though, being outside of the United States, it would normally be beyond the geographic boundaries of this website.

There is a story about Jack London fans on a pilgrimage to see his cabin in the Yukon that features iconic actor Eddie Albert. You can read about it at The Free Lance-Star (1969).

If you are coming to Alaska by way of California, consider seeing his cabin (also partly recreated) in Oakland (see Read more here: California.

For this trail, be sure to have read The Call of the Wild, a classic e-book by Jack London, available through

The Jack London Museum is the fifth and final destination on our Alaska Trail!

Patricia Smart