Eugene O’Neill was America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, and this home and studio on 13 wooded acres 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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