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Historic Homestead Tour

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Location: The Shepherd of The Hills Historic Homestead & Old Mill Theatre, 5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 1-800-987-6298  
Historic Homestead Tour
Detail The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Cameras are Permitted
Historic Homestead Tour Schedule Schedule
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Tour the actual homes of the main characters in Harold Bell Wright's book, The Shepherd of the Hills, on this Historic Homestead Tour, an adventure that allows you to see these historical attraction sites. This novel tells the story of the Ozarks and the difficulties that these people faced on the frontier. Wright based his characters off of real people he met in the Branson area and all of the tales in the novel are based from his very own experiences.

The 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. 

The tour 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.  Built in the mid 1800's, this cabin is a main point in the story. 'Old Matt' was based on Ross and the place where 'Old Matt' lived is based off of this real John Ross cabin. 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! This tour is a must-do if you love history and literature. 

Make a vacation out of it and find other fun things to do in the area!

Reviews
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Rebecca McDuffee
TX
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"Very interesting to hear the story of how Branson began. "
Very interesting to hear the story of how branson began. We also liked how they interwove some entertainment in with a historic tour. We highly recommend this one too.
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Stephanie Adkins
LA
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"...a very interesting tour..."
This was a very interesting tour, and i highly recommend it. It was nice to see the places that were written about in the shepherd of the hills and to see where wright got his inspiration.
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Shree Sorapuru
TX
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"...very informative and humorous. "
My husband and i enjoyed this tour. It was very informative and humorous. I highly recommend it.
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Aurora Menchaca
San Antonio, Texas
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"...captivating and entertaining. "
Our guide was captivating and entertaining. I only wish we could have lingered a little longer in the cabin.
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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