September to Remember: Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

The north Oregon Coast area has unique architecture and gardens that make it the perfect place for a driving tour throughout September.

HISTORY HOUNDS, ARCHITECTURE enthusiasts, garden devotees, and the coastal curious: it’s almost time to hop in the car and take a tour to Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, and Tolovana’s most unique homes and gardens. The annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tour was put on hold last year, but it’s back and better than ever.
This year, for the safety of all, the event will take place as a leisurely drive-by tour that features digital content about nearly twenty historic businesses, landmarks, and homes. Tour-goers will have views of beautiful Haystack Rock while enjoying the self-guided, self-paced tour.

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. Photo by Melissa Lambert.

Make a donation online starting Sept. 1 and receive a link to an interactive digital map chock full of interesting details, photos, and more, or print a map at home. The tour will take place the entire month of September, so it can be driven any time.
The Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. The Museum is home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, a replica longhouse, a tidepool exhibit, and the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. The Museum also features a free lecture series, workshops, and field trip activities—all thanks to the generous support of Cottage Tour donations.

Find out more at ( or find the museum on Facebook or Instagram

Press release and cottage photo courtesy the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum (2021)