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About Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour:
This one-hour seasonal tour of The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead offers a fun family daytime experience in Branson. The experience lets guests enjoy a Jeep-drawn tram ride that tours Old Matt’s Cabin—featuring antiques like old clothing, furniture, photographs, and more—and a church relocated from Morgan County, ending with a behind-the-scenes look at The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama.
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In 1896, a young Christian minister by the name of Harold Bell Wright came to these Ozark Mountains for his health. While staying here Wright fell in love with this area and the rugged spirit of the Ozark pioneers. In 1907, he published a novel, “The Shepherd of the Hills”, about the hardships, trials, and tribulations of these people. The story captured the hearts and minds of the entire nation. The book was so popular it was translated into seven languages and was the first American novel to sell a million copies worldwide. People began pouring into this area to meet the characters and see the beautiful landscape Wright had so vividly described.
“The Shepherd of the Hills” novel was the beginning of the Branson phenomena. And now you have an opportunity to visit the homestead where the book was actually written. Enjoy a ride in an open-air jeep-drawn tram through the wooded 160-acre homestead. Your Ozark Native guide will take you through Old Matt’s Cabin where three of the leading characters in the novel actually lived. This log cabin sets just as it did 130 years ago, and it is on the National Register of Historical Places. You will stop at the highest point in Southwest Missouri, where Mr. Wright camped while writing the book. The view is so spectacular that he named this hill Inspiration Point. It is now the home of the famous Inspiration Tower, a 230-foot observation tower and also six statues of characters out of the novel. Next, you will head down to the location of Old Matt’s Saw Mill and Grist Mill, which is part of the backdrop for the Legendary Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theater. You will get a backstage look at how the book has so vividly been brought to life for almost 60 years. It is the most performed outdoor play in the world. And the tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Jennings’ Still, where a real hillbilly will give you a look at the lost art of making MOONSHINE!! Lot’s of Ozark history, laughs and good, clean family fun!!
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Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour
5586 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO 65616