• Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

  • Up in the hills above Danville you’ll find the Tao House, a National Historic Site, where Eugene O'Neill, America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, lived at the height of his career. Isolated from the world within the walls of his home, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays including The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.

    Part of the National Park Service today, the house and grounds are open for guided tours year-round. Enjoy personal stories of the O’Neills while a docent leads you through each room. Walk the grounds past the swimming pool, the gardens, the barn, now used for performances of O'Neill plays, and the gravesite of the O'Neill's beloved Dalmation, Blemie. You’ll leave understanding how Eugene O'Neill's life struggles inspired plays that changed the history of American theatre and touched the souls of playgoers everywhere.

    Annual special events are also offered in partnership with the Eugene O'Neill Foundation.

    Reservations are required to visit the park, and access is by National Park Service shuttle only. Visit The National Park Service and The Eugene O'Neill Foundation for more information, or call (925) 838-0249.