• Eugene O'Neill at Tao House

    Eugene O'Neill

    National Historic Site California

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  • Eugene O'Neill NHS Reduces Days Open

    We will be closed for tours Mondays through Thursdays. Guided tours by reservation are on Fridays and Sundays at 10 & 2. We are still open on Saturdays without reservations. Pick up our shuttle at 10 AM, 12 PM & 2PM at 205 Railroad Ave, Danville (Museum).

Operating Hours & Seasons


The park is closed for tours on 12/22, 12/27, 1/12/14.

Visiting The Site

Guided tours of Tao House are offered Fridays at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm by advance reservation only. Tours are free and include transportation to/from the park. Please allow 2½ hours for your visit. We suggest you contact us at least two weeks in advance to schedule your tour. Same day reservations are sometimes available. For questions regarding change in operating hours you can download the press release here.

Self-guided tours are offered on Saturdays. Advance reservations are not required. Shuttles leave from downtown Danville at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow 1¾ hours for your visit.


Closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28th, 2013), Christmas Day (December 25th, 2013), and New Year's Day (January 1, 2014).

Reservations are required for guided tours of the site. Self-guided tours are offered on "Saturdays Without Reservations." Due to the location of this park, all visitors are required to take a free National Park Service shuttle from the town of Danville to tour the historic home and grounds. Visitors are not permitted to drive their personal/private vehicles to the site.

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Did You Know?

Handyman Herbert Freeman with O'Neill's chickens

Eugene O’Neill had a chicken coop built so he could keep pet roosters. He named them all after famous prize fighters.