18th Annual


Important Update – March 6, 2021



You’ve been asking and we’re here to tell you that the 2021 Cottage Tour is a go! This fabulous autumn event gives you the opportunity to learn about historic locations throughout Cannon Beach, Tolovana, and Arch Cape. Our highly anticipated home tour is not only our main fundraiser, but a lot of fun! This year, for the safety of all, the tour will take place as a contactless drive by tour. You will have the opportunity to learn about nearly twenty historic locations throughout our community. A map will be available by donation through the museum’s website and will include historic information, photos, and design information about the architecture, landscape, and interior of each home or location. You won’t need your walking shoes this year, or even a mask! You don’t even have to get out of your car because the tour will take place as a contactless drive by tour. The historic homes map will be available September 1 -30, 2021.

In addition to the tour, we will have a Tea box available for purchase starting July 1, 2021. These boxes will include a sneak peek of the map, a ticket to our live digital garden tea, as well as tea and other surprise goodies. Events, speakers, and a schedule of events will be posted in June. So stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter or find us on Facebook and we’ll keep you up-to-date with sneak peek information!





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Stay healthy and take care.




Volunteer for the 2021 Cottage Tour!



Volunteers are always needed to assist with this fun event, even if it is virtual. As a volunteer, you get to see the homes, free of charge.

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s tour, please call us at 503-436-9301 or email the Development Coordinator, Andrea Suarez at andrea@cbhistory.org for more information.  Thank you for your support!

For those that have already signed up to volunteer, we are very grateful for your commitment and dedication to this event. Thank you!

Click the links below to learn more about volunteering for the Cottage Tour.


Cottage Tour FAQ’s




Tour Photos

Here is a look back at some of the great memories from last year’s tour!

The living room in one of the featured homes on the 2018 tour.
A beautifully decorated living room from one of the featured 2018 homes.
Beautiful flowers seen on the 2018 tour.
A beach themed room.
You can still get your work done while you’re at the beach!
One of the features of this kitchen was the waterfall countertop.
This home has a gorgeous view of Haystack Rock in almost every single room except one.
The well-known Bouvy-West Cabin was one of the highlights of the tour.
This home resembles what a true Cannon Beach cottage looks like.
This prefab modern style home was a favorite for many tour goers.
Tour goers heading in to one of the homes on the tour.
Tour goers were able to learn about the different flowers that were planted in one of the gardens on the tour.

*Photos by © Erin J. Bernard


2019 Cottage Tour Sponsors by level:

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!


























































































Special thanks (and support from) to:

Archimedes Gallery, Bald Eagle Coffee, Bill’s Tavern, Cannon Beach Bakery, Cannon Beach Clothing Company, Cannon Beach Soap Company, Cannon Beach Smokehouse, Drea FrostGolden Whale Jewelry, Insomnia Coffee Co., Mo’s Restaurants, Pig ‘N Pancake, Schwietert’s Cones & Candy, Sleepy Monk Coffee