The Monte Cristo Cottage was the boyhood summer home of Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel-Prize winning playwright. Constructed in the 1840’s, the cottage is named in honor of Eugene O’Neill’s father, the actor James O’Neill and his most popular role as Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo. Registered as a National Historic Landmark in 1971, the Cottage is the setting for two of O’Neill’s most notable works, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Ah, Wilderness!. Currently the Cottage operates as a museum featuring a permanent exhibition on the life and works of Eugene O’Neill and an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia.
Address: 325 Pequot Ave. New London, CT 06320
Distance from Fort Trumbull Water Taxi Landing: 1 Mile
Phone number: (860) 443-5378 x288
Hours: May – August, Thursday – Sunday from 12-4pm
Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission is free for Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Members.
Call in advance of your visit. Group tours available by appointment. A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required