Constructed by Robinson Jeffers, a poet builder from the 1920s, the Tor House was initially a dream house for him and his family. Entirely built by himself, the Tor House is a stark example of how far one can go to achieve his dreams. Jeffers made use of wooden planks to pull up the stones and place them perfectly. Almost 80 years after this, the house is converted into a museum and is a prominent attraction in Carmel by the Sea. The museum also displays Jeffers’ poetries as well. Overall, a great place to explore the architectural and artistic marvel.
Tor House Travel Tips
- Photography is not allowed inside the house.
Entrance Ticket Details For Tor House
- Adults: 10 USD
- Students of or above 12 years: 7 USD
Tor House Hours
- The last tour on these days is carried out at 3:00 pm.
How to Reach Tor House
- Hired taxis or cars
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8.8% of people who visit Carmel-by-the-sea include Tor House in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
80% of people start their Tor House visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tor House
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tor House
People normally club together Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach and Sunset Cultural Center while planning their visit to Tor House.
Tor House Reviews & Ratings
Thank you for keeping this place alive with all the other, in kind words "homes" around it. Wonderful place and I will return. Thank you!
The Tor House Tour was truly amazing and informative. The artistry, architecture, setting plus a glimpse into the poetic nature (both bark and light) of the Jeffers' was wonderful.
Great experience! A must-see for tourists wanting a feel for the history of Big Sir through the intimacy of a local poets' life, house, and philosophy. You need to book tour, only available Fri and Sat.
The house, the tower, and the view to the beach is absolutely beautiful
This is a must-see place for any fans of American letters, homesteading, architecture, history, and California landscapes.