Cape Blanco Heritage Society
Historic Hughes House
Photos: CBHS Archive

Hughes House and Ranch

Visit the restored 1898 Victorian farmhouse built for pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes. After operating a successful dairy ranch for more than thirty years, the couple was able to pay pioneer builder Pehr Johan Lindberg to design and build the comfortable, two-story home.

You can learn about ranch life more than 100 years ago and about the couple’s seven children, one of whom was a longtime keeper at Cape Blanco Light Station.

The Patrick Hughes House has also been added to the Historic Properties of Oregon website found here:

The Patrick Hughes House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1980.

The Hughes House is OPEN

Even during the off-season, you can visit the Hughes Ranch and the nearby Pioneer cemetery or enjoy miles of hiking trails at Cape Blanco State Park.

TO GET THERE: From Highway 101, 4.5 miles north of Port Orford and 26 miles south of Bandon, travel west on Cape Blanco Road. After you cross the marshy bottomland, the road begins to climb and soon you will see a sign on your right, then the entrance to the house.

PLEASE NOTE: At present, the second floor of the house is not wheelchair accessible. The ground floor of the house and exhibits on the surrounding grounds are wheelchair accessible.