Eugene O'Neil wrote his most tortured plays, The Iceman Cometh and A Long Day's Journey into Night, while living in ... More
Eugene O'Neil wrote his most tortured plays, The Iceman Cometh and A Long Day's Journey into Night, while living in this house that, fittingly, has a view of Mount Diablo. Tao House itself is an odd amalgam of a mission-style house with an Asian-style black-glazed tile roof. O'Neil built the house with his Nobel Prize money and in honor of Taoism, the religion he practiced. Exhibits within trace the story of his life. Access is via a van ride from Danville's city parking lot. Call to check for timings.
We visited the Tao House in May, 2004 and found the tour to be extremely interesting and well done by the Park Service employee. The location is beautiful, and the tour gave insight into Eugene O'Neill's life, particularly during his time at Tao House. The site has limited access - you have to take a shuttle, so the whole event takes come time, but we found it to be well worth it. The tour is free.
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