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Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site Tao House

Danville, CA 94526
+1 925-838-0249
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Make This a Saturday Trip

One of the most gifted writers in American history, O'Neill and his wife lived in this secluded... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Randy L
Dubuque, Iowa
Beautiful House

NPS shuttle arrived early and left on time from Danville. We went on a Saturday so we were able to... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Bel Air, Maryland
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The home of playwright Eugene O'Neill is open to the public for tours.
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Danville, CA 94526
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

One of the most gifted writers in American history, O'Neill and his wife lived in this secluded California house for several years. It would be worthwhile to review his life prior to going to the home. Once there a guide will show you the rooms...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

NPS shuttle arrived early and left on time from Danville. We went on a Saturday so we were able to explore the grounds first and then have a more personal experience in the home. Well preserved and the accompanying ranger was fantastic.

Thank ssdirotm
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The best location, the best house in Danville. Complete with the rich, legendary history of America's greatest playwright and the only Nobel Prize winning resident of San Ramon Valley. I have been lucky enough to have seen an O'Neill play ("Moon for the Misbegotten") performed...More

Thank rocor335
Reviewed 28 December 2016

.....you need to know something about Eugene O'Neill's history and life. That said, this was a fascinating visit to the ho,e where he wrote two of his classics, " The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Days Journey into Night" The home's setting was beautiful as it...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Terrific tour of O'Neill's house. Worthy of a trek up and a valid way to be sure that the house remains available for public visits.

Thank LaBernardi
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is my special walk to place when the weather is mild and air clean. You can see forever in to the Diablo Valley. The tour is great to view the Tao house. Hearing what life was like in the 1930's brings perspective into life...More

Thank stmurphy314
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Before deciding to go to this home, be sure to look online first to find out about open days/ hours, guided vs. self-guided tours, reservations, transportation (by shuttle from downtown Danville), and so on. Occasionally, plays are performed in a nearby barn by local groups,...More

2  Thank CHCNV
Reviewed 8 July 2016

MUST have reservation except for Saturday. You need to be driven to the site by the Park Ranger. We had Tad who was prompt ,courteous and led a wonderful tour. The area is Las Trampas which means in the hills. The house has very little...More

Thank ReddyBro
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Tao House is a fascinating glimpse at the writer Eugene O'Neill's life while he was writing his most famous plays. Chaplin, Ingrid Bergman and other Hollywood luminaries all visited O'Neill here.

Thank wytoca
Reviewed 5 May 2016

My friend and I brought our kids here on an outing. You have to take a bus from the San Ramon History Museum so be sure to check the schedule. The tour was self guided with signs in the rooms and then you could stroll...More

Thank Andrea H
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