Attention history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: it’s almost time to hop in your car and take a tour through Cannon Beach, Arch Cape and Tolovana’s most unique homes and gardens. Join the Tour that Sunset Magazine calls the “best autumn event” in Cannon Beach and support Cannon Beach’s only history museum.
Enjoy a leisurely driving tour of Cannon Beach, Arch Cape and Tolovana to learn about nearly 20 historic businesses, landmarks and homes. You will have a beautiful view of Haystack Rock while enjoying this self-guided, self-paced tour. Homes featured on previous tours have received awards in Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Oregon Coast Magazine, HGTV, among others.
This year, for the safety of all, the tour will take place as a contactless drive by tour with map, descriptions, photos and some fun digital content. You can make a donation online starting Sept. 1 and receive a link to an interactive digital map chocked full of interesting details, photos and more, or print a map at home. The tour will take place the entire month of September, so you can do it anytime.
How much does all of this cost, you ask? It’s by donation, so make a general donation to the museum after Sept. 1 and you can enjoy the tour for the entire month of September.
The Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for Cannon Beach’s only history museum, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, a replica long house, a tide pool exhibit, and the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. It features a free lecture series, workshops, and field trip activities throughout the year.
This private non-profit is donation-based thanks to the Cottage Tour! The Cottage Tour is a don’t miss event for history enthusiasts, home designers, architects, and anyone who would like to see inside of some of these quaint cottages and historic homes.