America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in Danville, 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. The Tao House and surrounding setting was established as the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Accessing the National Historic Site
The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site must be accessed through a private, gated road owned by a community of neighboring residents. Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site is only accessible by National Park Service Shuttle, including Saturdays, which are self-guided. Visitors are not permitted to drive their personal/private vehicles to the site.
Advance reservations are required for guided tours. Guided tours are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Saturdays are self-guided and visitors can pick up the shuttle in downtown Danville, starting at 10:00 a.m. Allow 2 hours for your visit, or tour. Reservations can be made by calling (925) 228-8860 x6422. Office hours are Wednesday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.