Tor House

sights / Architecture

Tor House information

Location
Carmel-by-the-sea , USA
Address
26304 Ocean View Ave
Telephone
+1 831 624 1813
More information
www.torhouse.org
Prices
adult/child 12-17yr $10/5
Opening hours
tours hourly 10am-3pm Fri & Sat
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Even if you’ve never heard of 20th-century poet Robinson Jeffers, a pilgrimage to this house built with his own hands offers fascinating insights into both the man and the bohemian ethos of Old Carmel. A porthole in the Celtic-inspired Hawk Tower reputedly came from the wrecked ship that carried Napoleon from Elba. The only way to visit the property is to reserve a tour (children under 12 years old not allowed), although the tower can be glimpsed from the street.