Off the Beaten Path in Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Tour

7 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1 hr

This self-guided walking audio tour explores off-the-beaten-path areas of Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will walk through Carmel’s quiet and charming northwest side of town, which is home to artist Mary Austin’s Rose Cottage. Discover the hidden Jane Powers Walkway, named after an early Carmelite artist, and hear her fascinating story. You will visit Carmel’s historic Pine Inn where you might decide to visit the bar for a cocktail or a snack. There will be the opportunity to see First Murphy House, a museum of early Carmel history. Operating hours are Tuesday – Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Then the tour takes you to the north end of Carmel Beach where you will see the gorgeous Pebble Beach Golf Links. The tour passes by the early homes of Robinson and Una Jeffers where you will hear the story of this famous Carmel couple. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VoiceMap

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Pass By: First Murphy House

M. J. Murphy was born in 1885 in Utah. In 1902, M.J., his mother Emma, and his sister Myrtle traveled to Carmel to meet with Frank Devendorf. He had promised M. J. work, building homes in the village. That same year, at the age of 17, Murphy built his first home for his mother and sister and by 1904, he was an associate with Frank Devendorf as a builder for the Carmel Development Company.

Pass By: Harrison Memorial Library

The Harrison Memorial Library was one of Carmel’s first public works projects. The library was constructed in 1927 and is named for Mrs. Ella Reid Harrison and her husband California Supreme Court Justice, Ralph Chandler Harrison.

Pass By: The Valentine

The bronze sculpture figure by George Wayne Lundeen is called The Valentine. It was purchased by the City of Carmel for $40,000 and installed in First Murphy Park in 1994. The man with his bow tie and sweater vest gently rests his hands on his cane and his head on the woman next to him. In her hand she holds a valentine, and the two are frozen in time, possibly daydreaming of days past.
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