• Eugene O'Neill at Tao House

    Eugene O'Neill

    National Historic Site California

O'Neill in California

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.

The park is closed for tours on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Did You Know?

Production of O'Neill's play The Emperor Jones

Eugene O’Neill wrote lead roles for African-American actors and inter-racial couples in the segregated society and theatre of the 1920s.