Carmel is a cultural Mecca – the home of the Carmel Bach Festival, as well as the Carmel Music Society and Carmel Chamber Music Monterey Bay. All perform at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a fine arts center that puts on performances, lectures, and serves as venue for city events. Three theatre groups, Pacific Repertory Theater, The Forest Theater Guild and the Cherry Center for the Performing Arts all put on year-round productions and are within walking distance.

Don’t miss Mission San Carlos de Bireme de Carmelo is one of the missions built by Father Juniper Serra and Tor House & Hawk Tour, on the National Historic Landmark list, and one of Carmel’s first homes, built by poet Robinson Jeffers.

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Tor House & Hawk Tower Tour

Tor House is one of the original Carmel Cottages. Built in 1918 by Robinson Jeffers out of granite boulders from the shore, this cottage and tower provided a setting for a life of simplicity, harmony and artistic creativity for Jeffers, his wife Una and their twin sons Garth and Donnan.

Tour the house, climb the tower, stroll the English-style gardens and experience the atmosphere that inspired some of America’s finest poetry.

Tours are offered Friday’s and Saturday’s only
Reservations: 831- 624-1813 or 831-624-1840

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Forest Theater Guild 831-626-1681 Plays & Films Mt. View & Santa Rita, Carmel
Pacific Repertory Theatre 831-622-0100 Concerts & Plays Monte Verde bet. 8th & 9th, Carmel
Sunset Cultural Center 831-620-2040 Concert Performances Monte Verde bet. 8th & 9th, Carmel

Forest Theatre from 1916

Photograph of 1911 Forest Theatre play “Twelfth Night” which appeared in the Overland Monthly in 1916

Carmel Mission 831-624-3600 3080 Rio Road, Carmel
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation 831-624-1813 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel

Exterior of Carmel Mission

Carmel Mission