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Shepherd of the Hills Historic Farm Tour

Shepherd of the Hills • 5586 West 76 Country Blvd. • Branson, MO 65616
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Take a tour to beautiful Old Matt’s Cabin, which stands in its original location, and is on the National Historic Registry


Tours depart at 10am and again at 12pm Tuesday-Saturday. Tours run through May 4th – October 23rd.


Inspiration Point

It’s not hard to understand why Harold Bell Wright decided to camp atop what is now known as Inspiration Point and is the second highest point in Southwest Missouri. Inspiration Point has a gorgeous view that extends all the way to the Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas on a clear day. It was here that Harold Bell Wright penned his notes for what would become the 2nd most widely read book in publishing history. Experience the breathtaking views from the hillside where he camped and drew the inspiration for The Shepherd of the Hills.

The Morgan Community Church

This beautiful church was saved from demolition and moved to Inspiration Point in 1991. It is quaint and simple, very similar to the churches that Harold Bell Wright ministered in as he traveled across southern Missouri.

The Legendary Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theater Set

As the tour leaves Inspiration Point, you’ll travel down the mountainside to the site of Old Matt’s grist mill. The Old Mill Theatre was built into this wooded setting over 50 years ago. You’ll be able to step on the stage of the popular Branson show for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the nightly performance, and learn how some of the amazing special effects are achieved.

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Neat Cabin
Posted by Bellamy Ramos on Sep 29, 2022
We got to go into Old Matt's Cabin It was really neat. We also went into the Old Post office which has been well preserved. Seeing the Chapel was really cool. I wish we could have went into it too. It sure was hot outside, but our guide was very entertaining.
One of the best TOUR GUIDE!
Posted by Nala Promise on Aug 20, 2022
The tour guide was so full of details about this area. The cabin was true to life, as how the folks of this era would have lived. Very enjoyable experience! If you get a chance it is a definite must do!
Loved Learning the History
Posted by Alena Powell on Jun 2, 2022
The farm tour on the wagon was very well done by the tour guide. Learned the history of the author of Shepherd of the Hills book, where he lived while writing and who he met and how he lived. A lot of the original furnishings are in the log house. The Inspiration Tower has a beautiful view of Mutton Hollow where the author started writing and the mountains on the MO and AR border. There is a zipline from the tower through the trees down to the farm. The play is performed during the summer and the restaurant has very delicious food. Sunday brunch and there are brunches plus a menu. Wonderful service.
An Historic Place
Posted by Waverly Hall on Apr 29, 2022
We highly recommend this tour. Our guide, John Fullerton, was very knowledgeable and knows the history and the area. We can hardly wait to read the book and see the play.
A humble Trip Guide
Posted by Cadence Pillow on Feb 5, 2022
Our trip guide was Cowboy John. He also sings for The Sons of the Pioneers. He was extremely personable and we made a connection with him from other musicians we both knew. He was extremely knowledgeable about the tour and had his own family connections with the place. He brought so much extra attention to detail and rich history on the tour. He was very engaging with the folks on his tour and all the same folks came back for the evening show.
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