• 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. Our self-guided Saturdays Without Reservations shuttle pick-up will be at 205 Railroad Ave., Danville, at 10:15 AM, 12:15 & 2:15 PM.

Plan Your Visit

What Is The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site?

Of all the places Eugene O'Neill called home during his restless life, Tao (pronounced "Dow") House was the one that held him longest, the refuge where he wrote his last plays. In early 1937, he and Carlotta were living in a San Francisco Hotel. "No roots. No home," Carlotta wrote as they searched for a place to live. Drawn to the privacy and climate of the San Ramon Valley, they purchased a 158-acre ranch near Danville and planned what O'Neill hoped would be his final home.

A Unique Tour

In order to experience this unique national park, visitors arrive by park shuttle from the Town of Danville, California. You'll receive a tour through O'Neill's Tao House, and have time to explore the grounds before returning to Danville on the shuttle. To learn more about how to visit this site, click on the "Fees and Reservations" and "Things To Do" links, above.

Did You Know?

Greta Garbo in the 1930 MGM film based on O'Neill's play

Greta Garbo made her talking picture debut in the 1930 MGM version of O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Anna Christie.”