Tucked in a quiet corner of Dawson City, this quaint museum is dedicated entirely to the life and writing of White Fang author, Jack London. Browse through historical archives and photographs, while learning about London’s adventures before, during and after, the Klondike Gold Rush. Explore the museum on your own, or visit during one of our interactive and informative presentations.
As an extra treat, take a peek inside the home where London resided during his days as a Klondike gold seeker, complete with contemporary furnishing and objects fit for a stampeder. This replica is built from half of the logs of London’s original cabin, which was located on the North Fork of Henderson Creek (the other half resides in London’s hometown of Oakland, California).
A visit to the Jack London Museum & Cabin is a great experience any time of year.
From May to September we offer programming daily, including tours of the site and informative talks. These talks focus on telling Jack London’s Klondike story, as well as the story of the discovery of Jack London’s Cabin.
From October to April the Museum is closed for business, however, Jack London’s cabin may still be viewed from the outside.
Hours of operation, May to September 2017
May 7-18 – 1 to 5pm
Talk at 3:00
May 19-August 31 – 11am to 6pm
Talks at 12 & 3:00
September 1-September 23 – 1pm to 5pm
Talk at 3:00
Group Tours are available by request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit!
We also offer discounts! Get 50% off when you show your pass from Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall!
The Jack London Museum tells the story of Jack London’s adventures and time in the Klondike and the subsequent hunt for the cabin where he lived during the winter of 1897, which now sits on our property for visitors to see.
In 1897, Jack London spent a year in the Klondike. He tried his hand at mining, but mostly, spent time coming up with stories that would one day make him famous. His winter was spent in a cabin near Henderson Creek. 60 years after abandoning this site to get relief from his scurvy, Dick North searched and discovered the cabin where Jack London once lived.
The story of London, the North and the investigation into his cabin are told through interpretation and photographs at the Jack London Museum. Come visit us today to discover the story behind the cabin and Jack London’s northern adventures!
Ken Spotswood piece “the History of the Jack London Cabin” (full article here), does a great job telling the story of the discovery of the cabin as it happened.
We host great events every year. We invite you to take in all our unique events at the museum!
Our signature event is the Authors on Eighth Literary Walking Tour and Writing Contest which celebrates writing in the Yukon, and takes visitors to the one-time houses of famous writers, Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton; all along Eighth Avenue in Dawson City, Yukon.
Authors on Eighth Writing Contest- July 2017
Calling all writers and enthusiasts of the North. Write a piece of poetry or prose on the suggested theme, and enter for your chance to win Klondike gold! Themes are released in late June – early July and center around northern topics.
Authors on Eighth Literary Walking Tour- August 17, 2017
Join us on a free walking tour of the one-time haunts of Jack London, Pierre Berton and Robert Service. This event celebrates literarcy and the art of writing in the North. With participation from the Writers Trust in Canada, Parks Canada and Jack London Museum, this event showcases the historic homes of Dawson City-based writers, and celebrates the winners of the Authors on Eighth Writing Contest. The event starts at Jack London Museum around 2pm, on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Jack London Museum is operated by Klondike Visitors Association (KVA). KVA is a not for profit organization in Dawson City, Yukon, representing local and regional members and industry stakeholders. KVA’s mandate includes destination marketing, operation of attractions and presentation of special events that increase visitation and add to the quality of life in our community. KVA’s owned and operated attractions include: Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, Jack London and Free Claim #6 on Bonanza Creek. A few examples of our many annual events are: Yukon Gold Panning Championships, Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival and the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race.
To reach KVA:
Klondike Visitors Association
Box 389, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B1G0