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Historic Walking Tours

Historic walking tour maps are available at the museum!  Pick yours up today!  Tours are often in the summer, based on volunteer availability.  Check out the sites you will see on your historic tour of Cannon Beach (click on the link for more information.)


The 11th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour

Interested in advertising in the 2014 Cottage & Garden Tour program? You'll reach hundreds of potential customers who are interested in supporting local businesses -- everything from home remodeling and real estate to restaurants and wine.
For more information, contact Executive Director, Elaine Murdy-Trucke, or you can fill out a Sponsorship Form and mail to the address listed.

 Join us for the 2014 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14. Tickets will be on sale in early June -- so check back soon!


Mark your Calendars!

            Attention, history hounds, architectural enthusiasts and coastally curious: it’s time to put on your walking shoes and take a tour through Cannon Beach for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s 11th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour.  Visitors to picturesque Cannon Beach will get an inside peek at true coastal living during the Tour of Homes and Gardens on Saturday and Sunday the 13th and 14th of September.   

Each year a group of hard-working volunteers and staff spend time painstakingly picking out unique Cannon Beach homes.  This year, the group has spent time researching beach dream homes, vintage cottages, iconic lodging facilities, and gardens in an area of Cannon Beach never toured before.

The tour, which benefits the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, is a "tour through time,” says Dick Frank, a Seaside resident and former Cottage Tour lecturer. The tour integrates history, architecture and craftsmanship with artistic home design and landscaping. 

A pre-tour luncheon and lecture, beginning at noon, will be hosted at the Tolovana Inn, which is the site of the old Warren Hotel.  The Warren brothers constructed The Warren Hotel in 1911.  One of their first guests was Oregon’s 14th governor, Oswald West.

Tickets will be the same price as last year and will be available on June 1st either online or over the phone.  The first fifty people to purchase tickets online or over the phone will receive a complimentary copy of Jill Grady’s book Cannon Beach Cottages and a chance for an invitation to the Opening Reception on Friday night. Weekend event packages will be available, with a discount for Museum members.

For more information regarding tickets or other events, contact the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum at 503-436-9301, email at, or visit





Join our Cottage Tour email list and find out the when, the where, and how-to's of our 2014 Cottage Tour.  Those who sign up will ONLY receive information about the Cottage Tour - emails will be sent once a month.




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