Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS)
Port Orford Area Historic Sites Open April 1
The Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hughes House and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum will be open for tours starting April 1, from 10 to 3:30. Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS) collaborates with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to provide tours every day (except Tuesdays) through October 30.
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.
Hughes House Gift Shop
April 1st to May 31st
Cash or Check only
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 quarterly CBHS newsletter, a 10% discount at all 3 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.
The 3 sites are Hughes House and Ranch; Cape Blanco Light Station; and Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum.
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.
The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Monday. April – October. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
November 1 – April 1, we are closed but the State Park Grounds remain open all year.