Tor House

4.644 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 26304 Ocean View Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316241813
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

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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  • Tor House Address: 26304 Ocean View Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA, United States
  • Tor House Contact Number: +1-8316241813
  • Tor House Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Tor House Price: 12 USD
  • Time required to visit Tor House: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 8.8% of people who visit Carmel-by-the-sea include Tor House in their plan

  • 80% of people start their Tor House visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tor House

Friday and Saturday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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.

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