The Shepherd of the Hills is one of the most popular stories in the history of American literature. It was here that it happened... here it was written... and here it lives today!
Hop on a Jeep-drawn tram to enjoy a 90-minute tour of The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Your first stop will be the original structure of 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 (and on the National Registry of Historic Places). 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.
The following stop will be at a quaint church relocated to the homestead from Morgan County, Missouri. The church was constructed in 1901 and resembles one that Harold Bell Wright preached in during his time in Kansas.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama during the next phase of your tour. The tour guide will take you down on set, where you will be up close with Old Matt's steam engine and grist mill. Here you will learn all that it takes to put on the production every night. (Perhaps you'll even get to meet Houdini, the wandering donkey!) Homestead Tours run every hour on the hour from 10 am until 5 pm.
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The Inspiration Tower at the SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS HISTORIC HOMESTEAD in Branson, Missouri