Eugene O’Neill was America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, and this home and studio in Contra Costa County is where he wrote many of his best-known and most celebrated works, including "A Long Day’s Journey into Night," "The Iceman Cometh" and "A Moon for the Misbegotten."

O’Neill and his wife Carlotta designed the home, known as the Tao House, with a curious mix of Chinese and Spanish architectural influences. Reservations are required to see Tao House, and visitors must use a shuttle to access the property (no private vehicles are permitted). Contact the park’s reservation line a week or two in advance for a tour.

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    The Only Nobel Prize-Winning U.S. Playwright

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