• 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).

Things To Do

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Courtyard of the Eugene O'Neill home

Ranger Guided Tours
Guided tours of Tao House are offered Fridays and Sundays at either 10:00 am or 2:00 pm by advance reservation only. Tours are free and include transportation to/from the park. Please allow 2 hours for your visit. We suggest you contact us at least two weeks in advance to schedule your tour. If you wish a more informal visit, 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 1-3/4 hours for your visit.

 
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Tao pat at Eugene O'Neill home

Self-Guided Tours

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. Shuttles depart from The Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Avenue, Danville, California 94526.

 
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Almond trees and hills at Eugene O'Neill NHS

Outdoor Activities
The 13-acre grounds of the site are accessible from hiking and mountain biking trails in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. The area is excellent for bird watching. For a bird checklist, please click here.

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.