Monte Cristo Cottage

Monte Cristo Cottage

The Monte Cristo Cottage was the only permanent home of Eugene O'Neill from his birth in 1888 until 1917, when he began supporting himself as a playwright. Named in honor of his father, actor James O'Neill's most popular role, the dashing Edmund Dantes in The Count Of Monte Cristo, the 1840's cottage is both a Registered National Landmark and a museum, featuring an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia, including an O'Neill portrait and poster gallery and a permanent exhibition on the life and works of the playwright. The Cottage provided the setting for two of his most noted works, Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey Into Night.