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Tor House

26304 Ocean View Ave, Carmel, CA 93923-9109
+1 831-624-1813
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Read some Robinson Jeffers before you go.

The tour is interesting. I wish I had read some Jeffers before I went, I would have had a better... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Clio, California

What a joy to tour this unusual home of poetry Robinson Jeffers! The tour us about 1.5 hours and... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2017
Monterey, California
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26304 Ocean View Ave, Carmel, CA 93923-9109
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

The tour is interesting. I wish I had read some Jeffers before I went, I would have had a better idea of the man and the place.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

What a joy to tour this unusual home of poetry Robinson Jeffers! The tour us about 1.5 hours and the docents are well versed and friendly. Tours are max if 6 people so you really get a chance to see and hear everything, as well...More

Thank lizclark100
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Our docent-led tour was an eye-opener. I was aware of the poetry of Robinson Jeffers, but did not know of the other aspects and endeavors of this amazing man. What he built on the shores of the Pacific Ocean is something out of a fairy-tale,...More

1  Thank twomartinilunch
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Built in 1919, taking a tour is a walk back through time. Well organized tours of 6 maximum, best to book in advance. Tours on Friday and Saturday. If you don't mind the walk, it's about a 35-40 minute walk from Ocean Ave along the...More

1  Thank Challenger01
Reviewed February 21, 2017

The guides are volunteers and ours was really good. Very knowledgeable. The property was amazing. I was able to go to the top of Hawk Tower and the views were beautiful. It was an amazing story and property of Robinson Jeffers.

Thank Vacationer1956
Reviewed February 4, 2017

My husband and I toured Robertson Jeffers house yesterday, 2/3/17. The house and gardens are small and rustic but lovely. Because many of the Jeffers' furnishings and decorations are still in the house, one gets a real feel for their life. Our guide, Simon, was...More

2  Thank Placervilletourist
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Great tour and our docent Stuart did a great job! It was a private tour with one other couple! We are planning to come back in May.

2  Thank acilla
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Arrived here just before closing. Since we were departing th next day the docent offered to give us a private tour. The grounds are georgous and the views breathtaking. Robinson Jeffers was an incredible man in so many ways. I would encourage others to make...More

2  Thank Bill C
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went on a tour here 7 years ago and signed up to become a docent. A few months training and reading later, I began to lead tours. Each tour has the same basic info, but the docents all include a little bit extra, depending on...More

2  Thank Liz C
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I like seeing new sites locally however I had no idea what the Tor House was... I originally begrudgingly went with my husband as part of a class he was taking at our local community college. Definitely book a tour with a docent, so you...More

3  Thank Patt C
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Can I view the site and the buildings during the week when there are no tours?
January 28, 2016|
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