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Tours of Tor House on Fridays & Saturdays

New!  Purchase Tour Tickets Online.

Reservations Required.  Click here to book online or call 844-285-0244 to secure a spot.

Tour Tor House ... climb Hawk Tower, reminiscent of ancient Irish stone towers.  Stroll through an English cottage garden rich in color, texture and fragrance.  Experience the atmosphere that inspired some of America's finest poetry.  Step back in time and follow the romance of Carmel's poet.

Docent-led tours of Tor House, Hawk Tower and the old-world gardens are conducted hourly every Friday and Saturday.  The first tour begins at 10 a.m. and the final tour at 3 p.m.  Each tour is limited to a maximum of six people.  Children under 12 are allowed at the discretion of the tour docent.

Photography is not allowed on the tours.  (Cameras are only allowed in Tor House during the Tor House Foundation's Garden Party, which is held annually on the first Sunday in May.)

Reservations are required.  To book a tour online, click here or call 844-285-0244.

The tax deductible cost is: 

$ 12    adults 

$   7    full-time students 12 years old and older

The Tor House Foundation does not offer tours of Tor House and Hawk Tower Monday through Thursday or on Sundays.  The grounds are closed to the public on those days.  The docent led tours are Fridays and Saturdays only.

The house is situated on Carmel Point at 26304 Ocean View Avenue, just to the south of Carmel Village.  It faces Scenic Road and is bounded by Stewart Way and Ocean View Avenue.

Directions to Tor House from Highway 1

Traveling on Highway 1 south to Carmel, go past the Carmel exits to Rio Road and make a right-hand turn onto Rio Road.  Follow Rio Road about 1/2 mile past the Carmel Mission.  The second street after the Carmel Mission is Santa Lucia.  Make a left-hand turn onto Santa Lucia.  Follow Santa Lucia all the way down to the ocean until you come to Bay View Avenue and make a left-hand turn onto Bay View Avenue.  Follow Bay View Avenue three blocks to the end and make another left-hand turn onto Ocean View Avenue.  Follow Ocean View Avenue about 100 yards.  On the right side of the road, you will find Tor House at 26304 Ocean View Avenue.  You can park in the neighborhood.  Walk up the open gated driveway to Tor House.  The tours start in the Docent Office next to the garage.  The tours start promptly on the hour.  Have a great time!

There are so many great places to see in Carmel and Monterey, that sometimes it's hard to decide where to go when you have limited time to visit. Many of our visitors find Tor House through the advice of friends or reviews at sites like Trip Advisor. Click on the Trip Advisor link to the left to read reviews of other people’s visits to the home of Robinson and Una Jeffers, and let them tell you of their memorable experiences. Tor House is consistently rated one of the top 10 things to do in Carmel. When you’ve had your fill of shopping, eating, and the beach, come to Tor House and learn about the history of early Carmel; tour the beautiful interior of Tor House and climb Hawk Tower; hear the poetry of Jeffers that defines the Central Coast; and learn about the life and times of the Jeffers family. You’ll be delighted you did.

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Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation * 26304 Ocean View Ave * Carmel, CA 93923 * 831-624-1813