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Tor House

Address: 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 624 1813
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Ranked #6 of 61 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.

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Pleasanton, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Bergen, Norway
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

very interesting to learn about the Author , his Family and life - even for a foreigner ! difficult to find the Place in the outskirts of Carmel, and not easy to find a parking Place.

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Colorado Springs
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Seaside castle built by hand by a single man. Small, but beautiful grounds and a great tour. Walk the neighborhood when you're done.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow, what an amasing man & story. The tour guide was wonderful, knowledgable & friendly & thank you for keeping this part of history alive. You become so engaged with the place & just wanting to learn more and more about Robinson Jeffers & his family.The stone maisonary incrediable !!

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