Christmas at Cape Blanco

Holiday splendor will be presented at the 28th annual Christmas opening of the historic Hughes House near Port Orford. On December 17, 18, 23, 24 and 26, visitors will be treated to a very special viewing of the Victorian farmhouse built by pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes. The 3,000 square foot, 11-room ranch home, constructed of old growth Port Orford cedar, will be decorated by various community organizations. The theme this year is simply “Dairy Farm Christmas”. The house was constructed in 1898 during the Victorian era (1837 to 1901). The matriarch Jane Hughes lived there until she died in 1923.

Homemade cookies and hot spiced cider will be available and the gift shop will be open. Entry to the Hughes House is by donation.

Weather permitting, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, two miles up the road, will be open for tours as well. The lantern room (tower) will be open for a fee of $2/person (16 years and older).

Open hours for both the Hughes House and Cape Blanco Lighthouse are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS)

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 continuously 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.

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