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Monte Cristo Cottage

325 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4431
+1 860-443-0051
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Setting for America's greatest play

The Monte Cristo Cottage is the summer home of Eugene O'Neill's family and the setting for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
seanworc
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New York City, New York
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Destination for Theater, Irish-American History Buffs

Probably an essential destination for Eugene O'Neil fans, researchers, Irish-American history... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Traveller2010NYC
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New York
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  • Very good34%
  • Average33%
  • Poor8%
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325 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4431
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Monte Cristo Cottage is the summer home of Eugene O'Neill's family and the setting for O'Neill's greatest play, Long Day's Journey into Night. Perhaps, America's greatest dramatic play. Very moving and spiritual place for O'Neill lovers. You should take the guided tour so that...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably an essential destination for Eugene O'Neil fans, researchers, Irish-American history buffs, and people who are part of the broader theatrical community. If one isn't any of the above, the Homestead is of questionable attraction. That includes children who might be in tow. The O'Neil...More

Thank Traveller2010NYC
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I stopped in front of the cottage just for a quick picture. It is significant to see the lovely place where Eugene O'Neill lived and probably was inspired.

Thank LNC74
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice to see. I wouldn't go to far out of my way to go here just for this. I have read that New London just considered him just a common drunk. If you go stop in at the Dutch Tavern on Greene Street. Has not...More

Thank c0llegehill
Reviewed 4 November 2016

have long been a fan of Eugene O'Neil and was anticipating a visit to his childhood homestead. I believe you learn a lot about a person by seeing where they grew up. While there are copious signs around town and on I-95, once we arrived...More

1  Thank Idjit
Reviewed 29 September 2016

As theatre aficionados it is fun to visit and be where famous writers spent their creative time. We looked out from the porch and walked around the area. You get some great views from the property. It felt like you were on the set of...More

Thank WildmanWong
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We enjoyed our tour of the house, which gives the impression of being frozen in time. You really get a sense of what he might have experienced living here.

Thank travlelf
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stopped here on the way back, and was shocked so few people were in attendance at our only American playwright to win a Nobel Prize. The lovely house is right across from the bay and the guide, Mary (appropriately), ushered us into to view...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Open only for limited hours and days, but well worth a visit. The scene of several great Eugene O'Neil's plays and his boyhood summer home. Owned by the O'Neil Theater Center and staffed by knowledgeable guides. A real treat for theater buffs.

Thank oompahdave
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Being in the cottage where America's best playwright lived as a boy was sensational. This house was the scene of America's best play, Long Days Journey Into Night.

Thank Dennis G
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