Welcome to the Cannon Beach
History Center & Museum
where history comes alive!

The Museum was organized for the purpose of preserving the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible.

We invite you to explore our many programs and resources for historical study, read our newsletters, get the stamp of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, learn how you can volunteer or support the Museum, view historic Cannon Beach photos, or shop history in the online gift shop. Stop by for a visit to the History Center, located on the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, and let a little history into your life. Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Oregon’s most popular coastal home tour – The Cottage & Garden Tour – September 8 – 10, 2017 – Tickets now available!

Each year, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum opens the doors to dream homes, vintage cottages, and beach getaways as part of its annual fundraiser – The Cottage & Garden Tour. Sunset Magazine calls the Tour the “best autumn event” in Cannon Beach.

Not many home tours take place along one of Oregon’s most beautiful sandy shores. This must-see event will take place the weekend of September 8 – 10, 2017. The weekend of events includes live music, local art, speaking events, wine tasting, and a tour of some of the most beautiful homes and gardens of Cannon Beach. Tickets are now available to purchase at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop. For more information about this event, check out the Cottage & Garden Tour section of our website here.

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Volunteer for the 2017 Cottage & Garden Tour!

The Cottage & Garden Tour is just around the corner (September 8-10), and volunteers are still needed to assist with this fun event. As a volunteer, you get our undying appreciation. You’d think that would be enough! But, we’re also entering all of the Cottage & Garden Tour volunteers into a raffle to win some pretty cool items. The best part of all is by volunteering, you get to see the homes and gardens, FREE of charge!

There are a variety of ways you can assist in making this event run smoothly and successfully and here’s ways that you can help.

Volunteer shifts available:

Saturday, September 9, 2017:

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s tour, please call us at 503-436-9301 or email liz@cbhistory.org for more information.