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Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour
With the “Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour” you can enjoy a great daytime activity where one of Branson’s favorite nighttime shows takes place! The Homestead sets the stage for the outdoor drama, The Shepherd of the Hills, and you can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into this legendary production. You’ll take a tram along the trail of the homestead with an experienced guide, learning interesting facts about several different landmarks, including Old Matt’s Cabin, the original home of the story’s main characters. You’ll visit Inspiration Point, where a monument sits to honor Harold Bell Wright, the author of the immensely popular novel, The Shepherd of the Hills. This site is where Wright compiled his notes for his book, and it includes statues representing key characters in his best selling story. The tour visits the site of Old Matt’s grist mill where the Old Mill Theatre was carved into the wooded setting, and even includes a visit to Jennings’ Still for an authentic and comical look at the lost art of making moonshine! The “Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour” is a great way to set the stage for seeing this incredibly entertaining step-back-in-time production, and learn the history of the beloved story of the Ozarks’ hill folk of Branson, Missouri!
(Tours begin at the top of every hour, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Last tour is at 4:00 pm.)