The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour lets you explore what life in the Ozarks was like in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the 1890s, Harold Bell Wright lived at the homestead while he wrote "The Shepherd of the Hills," a novel that would later become his most famous work. During your tour in an open-air tram, your guide will take you to many places around the property. You'll see Old Matt's Cabin, Uncle Ike's Post Office, the Morgan Community Church, and more.
You can tour the homestead from April through October. Your tour will last around one hour. Depending on the season, you may be able to choose tours that start at 10 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m. You'll need to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your tour, and you should check in at Aunt Mollie's Mercantile.
You can purchase tickets for your tour online and over the phone. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance.
If you enjoy seeing the homestead, you may want to visit other places in the area that offer glimpses of the past. You could stop by the Titanic Museum to learn about the history of the iconic ship and its journey, and you might like to check out the toys at the World's Largest Toy Museum Complex. If you like train rides, don't miss your chance to see the historic train depot while traveling on the Branson Scenic Railway.
On this tour, you'll ride a tram around a 160-acre farm. In 1896, Harold Bell Wright began writing his novel, "The Shepherd of the Hills," during his visit to the property. Your tour guide will stop at many locations, including Old Matt's Cabin, Inspiration Point, the Morgan Community Church, the Shepherd of the Hills outdoor theater set, and Uncle Ike's Post Office.
You'll find the tour at 5586 76 Country Blvd. When you arrive, check in at Aunt Mollie's Mercantile.
Homestead tours are available from late April through late October. In April, tours are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and you can choose to start your tour at noon or 2 p.m.
For the rest of the season, you can tour the homestead on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Tours start at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins.
The homestead tour takes around 60 minutes.
Casual clothing is recommended for this event.
Yes, this event is fun for children of all ages. Kids enjoy riding in the tram during the tour, and they love seeing Old Matt's Cabin. The tour features several stops around the homestead and children like exploring what each place has to offer.
Yes, you can purchase tickets by calling us at 1-800-785-1610.
Prices do not include tax. Child is ages 4-16.
Just a single call will give you free, personal service from a local Branson expert who will maximize discounts as well as arrange a worry-free vacation.
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Arrive 15 minutes early. Check-in at Aunt Mollies Mercantile. This attraction has a 24 Hour Cancellation Policy.