Cape Blanco Heritage Society
Garrison Lake
Garrison Lake
The Dock I
The Dock I
The Heads
The Heads
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
The Dock II
The Dock II
Redfish Rocks
Redfish Rocks
Shlukeh
Shlukeh
Battle Rock
Battle Rock

The Cape Blanco Heritage Society.  
Dedicated To Our Local Heritage.

By modern definition, heritage is "valued objects and qualities such as cultural traditions, unspoiled countryside, and historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generations." The Cape Blanco Heritage Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of our three historic sites, as well as the heritage, culture and living history of the surrounding area; a history that reveals itself with new stories every day. We're dedicated to working with our collaborative partners at each of our three sites to tell a more inclusive and accurate history.

Our Seasonal Schedule.

The Lighthouse (Workroom and Gift Shop only) is OPEN from April-October. The Hughes House and Lifeboat Station Museum is OPEN from May-September. Each site is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in beautiful settings with ocean views and hiking trails.

Greeting Center Gift Shop OPEN Sign

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.


Port Orford Lifeboat Station

No trip to Port Orford is complete without a visit to this historic Lifeboat Station, now Port Orford Heads State Park. The short trails around this headland afford fantastic views of the surrounding coastline.

Cape Blanco Light Station

Spectacular views of a Fresnel lens and the Pacific Ocean await you on your tour of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. This light station is the oldest continually operating and most westerly on Oregon's coast.

Hughes House at Cape Blanco

Discover what life was like for the Hughes family as they worked a dairy ranch during the late 19th and early 20th century and explore the wonders of the Sixes River valley within Cape Blanco State Park.