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Address: 325 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4431
Phone Number: +1 860-443-0051
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O'Neills house makes an impression

We enjoyed our tour of the house, which gives the impression of being frozen in time. You really get a sense of what he might have experienced living here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
travlelf
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CT, USA
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Saratoga Springs NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

have long been a fan of Eugene O'Neil and was anticipating a visit to his childhood homestead. I believe you learn a lot about a person by seeing where they grew up. While there are copious signs around town and on I-95, once we arrived we were disappointed. To boot - the local tourism office that we passed along the... More 

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Spring, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

As theatre aficionados it is fun to visit and be where famous writers spent their creative time. We looked out from the porch and walked around the area. You get some great views from the property. It felt like you were on the set of 'Long Day's Journey into Night'. We will definitely come back.

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CT, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We enjoyed our tour of the house, which gives the impression of being frozen in time. You really get a sense of what he might have experienced living here.

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Thank travlelf
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here on the way back, and was shocked so few people were in attendance at our only American playwright to win a Nobel Prize. The lovely house is right across from the bay and the guide, Mary (appropriately), ushered us into to view a short video on O'Neill and then took us on a guided tour of the... More 

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Gales Ferry, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Open only for limited hours and days, but well worth a visit. The scene of several great Eugene O'Neil's plays and his boyhood summer home. Owned by the O'Neil Theater Center and staffed by knowledgeable guides. A real treat for theater buffs.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2015

Being in the cottage where America's best playwright lived as a boy was sensational. This house was the scene of America's best play, Long Days Journey Into Night.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

We drove an hour to get to the Monte Cristo Cottage in New London. Their website states that the hours are Thur - Sat 12pm - 4pm, Sun 1pm - 4 pm. Through Labor Day. Today is Friday, August 23rd and the weekend before Labor Day. We arrived at 12:25 pm and the place was closed. No sign posting any... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I teach English so we always hit literary attractions. This is the childhood home of Eugene O'Neill. It is a "must see" for anyone who enjoys his works.

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