Directions & Transportation

Essential Information for Your Visit

Accessing the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site is located behind a private, gated road owned by a community of neighboring residents. To visit the site, you must make a reservation and use the park shuttle service provided by the National Park Service. The shuttle departs from the Town of Danville, California, and takes you to the site. Once there, you will receive a guided tour of Eugene O'Neill's "Tao House" and have time to explore the grounds before returning to Danville.

Danville, California

The Town of Danville is situated in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California. Unlike most municipalities in the state, Danville uses "town" in its name instead of "city." As of the 2020 census, the population of Danville was 43,570.

Park Shuttle Stop

Tour Reservations Required
205 Railroad Ave
Danville, California

Directions from San Francisco

The shuttle meets at 205 Railroad Avenue in downtown Danville. Directions are approximate; check maps and/or online directions before you leave.

  1. From San Francisco, take the Bay Bridge (I-80 East) to 580 East toward CA 24/Hayward/Stockton.
  2. Merge onto CA-24 East for about 12 miles.
  3. Take exit 15A to merge onto I-680 South for about 7 miles.
  4. Take exit 39 toward Danville.
  5. Merge onto Diablo Road, then turn left onto Front Street.
  6. Take the first right onto E. Prospect Avenue, then turn left onto Railroad Avenue.
  7. Your destination will be on the right.

Public Transportation

Take BART to Walnut Creek and transfer to the County Connection bus Route 21. The bus stops at several places in Danville, including the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, where the National Park Service shuttle picks up. For more local transit information, please visit


  • Oakland International Airport: Approximately 45 minutes away
  • San Francisco International Airport: Approximately 60 minutes away
  • San Jose International Airport: Approximately 90 minutes away

(Estimated travel times are without traffic.)

Last updated: July 13, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Eugene O'Neill NHS
P.O. Box 280

Danville, CA 94526


925-228-8860 x6422

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