Lifeboat Station - Est. 1934
Cape Blanco Light Station - Est. 1870
Hughes Ranch - Est. 1860's
Nellie's Cove

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Site Closure Update as of June 8, 2020

Unfortunately, Cape Blanco State Park remains closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Oregon State Parks are preparing to resume limited day-use services soon. Please check back again.

Port Orford Heads State Park is open for limited daytime use, including trails and a portable toilet.

During this time, Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, Cape Blanco Light Station and Hughes House and Ranch still remain closed for all tours.

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 36 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.


This year marks the 150th anniversary of
the lighting of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS) Souvenir Sales

With the March closure of the Cape Blanco State Park including the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Greeting Center Gift Shop, CBHS has lost its primary source of income. To help compensate for this loss, an Etsy store has been set up to sell several Lighthouse 150-year anniversary souvenirs along with other items sold at the Port Orford Lifeboat station Museum.

The Etsy store items can be accessed by going to Etsy.com and searching for “BlancoGifts”, or just use the link below. The storefront will open in a new tab or window.

• CBHS Souvenir Sales Etsy Storefront •

Items are available for Free Shipping. However, if you come to the Port Orford Lifeboat Museum outside store from 11 to 4 on Mondays, Thursdays or Saturdays in July you can save $2 per item at the outside store.

In addition, you can support CBHS by using the 'DONATE' Button found at the top of each page. If you need further information, please call 541-253-7565.