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Guided tours depart throughout the afternoon on jeep-drawn trams. You'll visit Old Matt's Cabin, the original home of the main characters in the story which is on the National Historic Registry, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek of the Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama.
Monday through Saturday (occasional Sunday performances)
-May through October
Check availability calendar for specific dates. Specific departure time will be confirmed on your E-ticket.
Hotel pick-up or drop-off is not included. Child rate applies to children 4 to 16. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-840-8485.
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Old Matt's Homestead
During the day, you can hop on a jeep-drawn tram for a guided tour of the historic homestead. You'll visit Old Matt's Cabin, the original home of the main characters in the book. The modest log cabin stands in it's original location, and is on the National Historic Registry.
Next you'll travel to beautiful Inspiration Point, the second highest peak in Missouri. A monument marks the spot where author Harold Bell Wright camped while compiling the notes for The Shepherd of the Hills. The gorgeous view from his campsite stretches across Mutton Hollow and into the hills of Northern Arkansas.
There are carved statues of six of the main characters that stand on Inspiration Point. They are The Shepherd, Old Matt, Aunt Mollie, Sammy Lane, Young Matt, and Little Pete. Rising high above the statues, Inspiration Tower also sits atop the point.
The Morgan Community Church was saved from demolition and moved to Inspiration Point in 1991. It is very similar to the churches that Harold Bell Wright ministered in as he traveled across southern Missouri. The small white chapel looks very much at home nestled into the woods on the point, and is available for weddings and vow renewals.
As the tour leaves Inspiration Point, you'll travel down the mountainside to the site of Old Matt's grist mill. The outdoor theatre was carved into this wooded setting over 45 years ago. You'll be able to step on stage for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the nightly performance and learn how some of the amazing special effects are achieved.
The homestead tour just wouldn't be complete without a visit to Jenning's Still for an authentic (and hilarious) look at the lost art of making moonshine!
A visit to Old Matt's Homestead is an excellent way to learn more about the characters and the history behind one of America 's best loved stories!
Tour does not include hotel pick up. Child rate applies to children 4 to 16. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-840-8485.