Historic Homestead Tour

Historic Homestead Tour
5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Cameras are Permitted
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Description
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Embark on a 60-minute, Jeep-drawn tram tour of the Historic Homestead Tour, which includes stops at Old Matt's Cabin, Inspiration Point, Wright Church, and Little Pete's Cave. You'll see the real homes of the characters from Harold Bell Wright's The Shepherd of the Hills. 

This novel is Wright's most famous work, published in 1907. The shepherd, an elderly and mysterious stranger, escapes his life in the city to come to this part of the country. He stays in Mutton Hollow of the Ozarks where he encounters the main characters of the novel. He follows them through their hardships and teaches the readers about strength and weakness, success and failure, and absolution and punishment. 

Your first stop will be Old Matt's Cabin, which served as the Ross family home for approximately 30 years before it was established in history through Harold Bell Wright's famous novel. Inside the cabin you will find numerous antiques and historical items, including clothing worn by John and Anna Ross, some of their furniture, photographs, tools, cooking utensils, and much more. Then it's time to head on to the incredible views at Inspiration Point.

Frequently Asked Questions for Historic Homestead Tour:
  • Is there any walking involved?
    There is about a mile of walking.
  • Approximately how long does the Historic Homestead Tour last?
    It is approximately 1 hour.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the Historic Homestead Tour depart from?
    Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre
  • What sights will actually be visited while on the Historic Homestead Tour?
    Inspiration Tower, Morgan's Community Church, Old Mill Theatre
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Historic Homestead Tour?
    Yes.
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Nancy Koop
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"Great fun!"
Great fun! I got to blow up the still!!! Well done, well presented and informative. Branson has a lot to be proud of!
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Debbie Jordan
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"It was very good."
It was very good. I love history and the guides knew their history.
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Patricia Boxx
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Great tour and staff were awesome.
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Virginia Ruiz
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"We had an early morning tour."
We had an early morning tour. We got a very personal tour(only 4 of us), the guide took his time and added personal experiences about his own life, he was great !!!!! We have recommended this tour to our friends/family. Thank you so much ginny ruiz
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