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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 13th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour

Attention all Cottage & Garden Tour Fans! Mark your calendars! The 2016 Cottage & Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016!

It's hard to believe that it's time for another tour. Plans are still in the works, but this is what we have so far. Spoiler! You'll need your walking shoes! This year, we will be enjoying a taste of what Tolovana has to offer. Whether you're a self-proclaimed history hound, architectural enthusiast, DIY fan, or just coastally curious, you will enjoy this event. Be a part of the Tour that Sunset Magazine calls the "best autumn event" in Cannon Beach and supports us! For the past twelve years, we have opened the doors of over 150 homes, cottages, and lodges. Over the years these locations have been featured in Oregon Home Magazine, the Oregonian, and more.

The weekend-long series of events include concerts, a wine tasting, a luncheon and lecture, and English style garden tea, and a tour of historic cottages, well-manicured gardens, grand beach homes, and lodges.

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON JULY 1, 2016. Tickets for each event will be available to purchase separately. Luncheon and lecture tickets are $25, Home and Garden Tour tickets are $30, and Garden Tea tickets are $20. A weekend event package is $60. The proceeds of this event allows the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum to continue operating as a donation based museum. It also allows the Museum to continue offering a free lecture series and field trip program, as well as a seasonal acoustic series. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Museum's online gift shop or by phone at 503-436-9301.



If you are interested in volunteering for next year's tour or would like to become a sponsor, please call (503-436-9301) or email us at for more information.


 Here is a look back at some of the great memories from a few previous years. More pictures and memories to come!


 Subscribe to the Cottage & Garden Tour email list to receive emails about the Cottage & Garden Tour! You will only receive emails about the Cottage & Garden Tour and emails will be sent about once a month. 

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In addition to sharing the rich history and amazing homes  in Cannon Beach, the goal of the annual Tour is to raise funds for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. This fundraiser contributes a significant amount of the non-profit's annual income. Thank you to our generous sponsors who have helped contribute to this year's tour!

2015 Cottage & Garden Tour Sponsors by level:


Tolovana Inn

Coaster Construction

Escape Lodging (The Ocean Lodge, Tom's Fish and Chips, Driftwood Inn)



Martin Hospitality



Cannon Beach Property Management

Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals



Trucke's One-Stop

Pig 'N Pancake


With special support from (and thanks to) Constance WaisanenVacasa Vacation RentalsColumbia River Maritime Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Fultano's Pizza, Fort George Brewery, Tom Olsen Jr., Fellner & Kuhn, and the City of Cannon Beach.



Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644). 

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