Jack London Interpretive Centre

Tollfree: 1 (867) 993-5575
8th Ave & Firth Street
Dawson YT

In Dawson City, you can call in at the homes of writers Jack London, Pierre Berton and Robert Service all in the same street. The Jack London Interpretive Centre houses both a replica of the author's cabin and his original, restored food cache. The centre contains photos, documents, newspaper articles and other London memorabilia.

His log cabin was built on the North Fork of Henderson Creek, 120 km south of Dawson City, just before the Gold Rush of 1898. London came to the Yukon in September 1897 as a 21-year-old looking for gold. While he didnít strike it rich, he later alchemized his Klondike adventures into fame and fortune with his legendary short stories and books. Londonís cabin was abandoned after the Gold Rush but re-discovered by trappers in 1936 who noted the author's signature on the back wall. Yukon author Dick North organized a search in 1965 and eventually had the cabin dismantled and shipped out. Two replicas were made from the original logs. One is in Dawson City while the other was re-assembled at Jack London Square in Oakland, California, Londonís hometown.

The Dawson site was developed by Dick North, the Klondike Visitors' Association and the Yukon Government. Dick North still spends his summers as an interpreter at the centre, a job he shares with Dawne Mitchell. Together they share their knowledge of London and the cabin with thousands of visitors who visit the site from all over the world. The centre is maintained by the Klondike Visitors' Association and is open to the public seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September.

Opening Hours

May 8th - Mid September

Admission and ticket info

$2.00

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