If you know the poetry of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), this place is a must see. But visit Tor House even if you've never heard of Him. Jeffers was a celebrated poet and icon... read more
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 Fridays and Saturdays. First Tour at 10AM, last tour at 3PM. Tours last about 1 hr 20 minutes. Docents describe the life and times of Robinson and Una Jeffers, his poetry, philosophy, and accomplishments of building his home of sea-tossed granite.
Wear walking shoes to cope with uneven ground and steep stairs. No photography during tours.
Special events annually are the Spring Garden Party held the first Sunday in May when photography is permitted in Tor House and Hawk Tower. Jeffers Fall Festival is held the first weekend of October and includes discussions and presentations on Jeffers' poetry and his life in Carmel. Both are paid events. Check the Tor House web site for details near the time of event.