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The Cape Blanco Lighthouse will be open for tours starting April 1, 2019.  However, the Hughes House and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum will not open until May 1, 2019 due to shortage of volunteers.  Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS) collaborates with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to provide tours every day (except Tuesdays) through October.

We are closed November 1, but the State Park Grounds remain open all year.

Each site is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in beautiful settings with ocean views and hiking trails.

Cape Blanco Light Station (1870) holds five Oregon records, including most westerly and oldest continually operating lighthouse on the Oregon coast.

Hughes House (1898) is an elegant restored Victorian farmhouse designed by Pehr Johan Lindberg for prosperous dairyman Patrick Hughes.

Port Orford Lifeboat Station (1934) was home to U.S. Coast Guard surfmen who for 35 years bravely rescued mariners in distress.

If you appreciate visiting these sites, please consider becoming a volunteer host for CBHS or OPRD. Contact CBHS at 541-332-0521 or OPRD at 541-332-6774 for more information.

Please take a moment and renew your membership or join CBHS today. A membership or individual donation plays a very important role in funding the Society’s interpretive and educational activities at all three sites. This membership links you to a special group of people who are dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich, historic legacy found in North Curry County, Oregon. As a member your benefits include the CBHS newsletter, a 10% discount at 2 gift shops filled with history-related items plus knowing that your tax deductible donation is making a positive difference in the lives of so many people.


Hughes House Celebrates State Parks Day June 1 

Spinners and Weavers, Wood Carvers and possibly other artisans will demonstrate their period appropriate crafts Saturday, June 1 at Historic Hughes House. Refreshments will be served throughout the 10:00 am to 3:30 pm tour day.

Every State Park in Oregon offers free camping on this one day each year.

The events at Hughes House are made possible by Cape Blanco Heritage Society. Tours are also available at Cape Blanco Light Station and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum. All three sites, open every day but Tuesday through October, are presented cooperatively with Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.