Attraction DescriptionIt was here that it happened...here that the story was inspired...here that it was written! Hop on a Jeep-drawn tram to enjoy a 45-minute tour of The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Your first stop will be the original structure of Old Matt's Cabin, which served as the Ross family home for approximately 30 years before it was established in history through Harold Bell Wright's famous novel (and on the National Registry of Historic Places). Inside the cabin you will find numerous antiques and historical items, including clothing worn by John and Anna Ross, some of their furniture, photographs, tools, cooking utensils, and much more.
Next, you'll arrive at Inspiration Point where Harold Bell Wright actually camped and was inspired to write Shepherd of the Hills.
The following stop will be at a quaint church relocated to the homestead from Morgan County, Missouri. The church was constructed in the early 1900's and resembles one that Harold Bell Wright preached in during his time in Kansas.
You'll also get to peer into Little Pete's Cave. After your tour, you can stroll through our gift shops while the kids check out the playground. There's always something happening at the Homestead!
Open 10am-5pm Tram leaves on the hour between 10 and 4 pm.
Schedule & Tickets
Ticket Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm Tram leaves on the hour between 10 and 4 pm.