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Address: 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 624 1813
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for...
The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.
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Very interesting place!!!

Take the time to do a Tor House Tour! It's an amazing little place and piece of history in Carmel! Very cool tower to climb; sweet little house and garden.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Marina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take the time to do a Tor House Tour! It's an amazing little place and piece of history in Carmel! Very cool tower to climb; sweet little house and garden.

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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Tor House is a unique attraction for adults visiting Carmel. Whether you are interested in architecture, California history, scenic beauty or the poetry by R. Jeffers you will find this spot a must see. The one hour tour of the home, given by excellent docents, weaves together the life and poetry of Jeffers with California history and architecture/design. Parts... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had honestly never heard of Robinson Jeffers before coming to visit the house and I'm so glad I can now appreciate the mark he left on the literary world thanks to this delightful tour. The older gentleman who was our guide was adequate but not the most charismatic or knowledgeable. That said, the site itself is well worth the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I go to Carmel/Monterey about twice a year but had never known about Tor House until I read about it on Trip Advisor. The descriptions here were so intriguing we took the tour on our Anniversary getaway. First off I do not want to spoil the tour by providing too many details. The way the docent wove the details and... More 

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ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we've lived here for 50 years and always said we'd do it..finally happened upon it at the right moment..very charming..the guide was excellent , knew a lot and jeffer's life was fascinating..his wife's ex husband lived up the street in the "other" castle..who knew...they were friends and she did her laundry at the ex's house! What a tiny miracle the... More 

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Palos Verdes
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Robinson Jeffers Tor House is unique and fascinating stone structure. Built by the hands of the poet Jeffers the house is an important part of Carmel's history and well worth a visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Tor House in Carmel, California was the home of poet, Robinson Jeffers. The history of the house, which Jeffers built himself; carrying rocks from the beach and surrounding area, is a fascinating study of the life and times of the man and his love of the local environment. And when you stand in different locations on the grounds, inside... More 

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

take a moment to linger on the site where one of America's greatest poets was inspired and reveal his innermost affinity for a special place

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Davis, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tor House is one of the most enchanting places to visit in Carmel, especially if you're fond of California writers. The home of Robinson Jeffers and his wife, Una, Tor House is full of history, memories and California turn-of-the-century bohemian writer lore. Only open Fri/Saturday, so plan ahead for a tour.

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Buda, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a great tour guide, loved the tour. The story and grounds are very romantic. The views of the ocean from Hawk Tower are inspiring.

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