Historic Homestead Tour
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. 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, Shepherd of the Hills. 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.
- Old Matt's Cabin
- Wright Church
- Outdoor Drama Stage
- Old Matt's Steam Engine
- Grist Mill
- Little Pete's cave
- Harold Bell Wright Museum
- Aunt Mollie's Restaurant
Trail of Lights and Christmas on the Trail
During the holiday season, the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead is transformed into a sparkling wonderland of holiday cheer. The Trail of Lights is a drive-thru light attraction, and Christmas on the Trail is a chuck wagon-style cowboy dinner and Christmas carol sing-a-long.
- What methods of transportation does the Historic Homestead Tour use (if any)? (Give specific vehicle description)
This is a walking tour.
- 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?