The Beautiful Home and Engaging Story Of O'Neill

America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in Northern California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Photo of the home of Eugene O'Neill in Danville, California.

Tribute to a Great Playwright

What Is The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site?

Library, writing desk and study tour of the site

Reserve Your Tour of the Site

Find out how to reserve a tour of the site.

Shuttle bus stop in Danville

Directons and Transportation

Directions to the shuttle stop in Danville, California.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Operating Hours and Seasons

Information on park operation days and times.

Historic O'Neill photo

Things to Do

Find out what you can do while visiting the park site.

NPS Centennial Programs

NPS Centennial Programs

Help us to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. Follow the link for our park programs.

Books in library

History and Culture

Learn more about the life of Eugene O'Neill at the Tao House in Danville, California.

Nobel Prize medal

Nobel Prize for Literature

In 1936, Eugene O'Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

O'Neill historic casual photo closeup

O'Neill's Long Day's Journey

Read about O'Neill's life, trials, tribulations, and development into one of America's greatest playwrights.

Gustav Borgen hisotric photo

American Drama Transformed

O'Neill responded instinctively to the realism and experimental techniques of the European dramatists, such as Gustav Borgen, and others.

Writing desk in the Tao House

The Tao House Plays

At Tao House, O'Neill wrote the plays he had been germinating for years, tapping painful memories.

Historic photo of a woman

O'Neill's Works on Film

View a comprehensive list of O'Neill's plays made into movies, the year released, and the starring actors.

Hisotric O'Neill photo

Selected Readings

View a comprehensive listing of selected readings for more information on Eugene O'Neill.

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Click the link for some historic images of Eugene O'Neill and the site.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Eugene O'Neill NHS
P.O. Box 280

Danville, CA 94526


(925) 838-0249 x6320
General reservations and inquiry.

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