16th Annual

September 13 – 15, 2019











Summers on the Oregon coast seem to fly by faster and faster. Who has the time to remember special events and trips? If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend the Cottage Tour – this is the year! The Cottage Tour is the annual fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Tickets can be purchased on our website or by phone.

The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour is a weekend-long series of events including live music, wine tasting, tea tasting, and of course, a tour of homes that takes place September 13 – 15, 2019. For over a decade the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has welcomed visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond to tour vintage homes, historic inns, and architectural wonders of your favorite coastal town. Over the years the tour has received accolades from Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times,

Oregon Coast Magazine, among others.

Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean in view. Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the late 1800s. The August 1891 issue of The Daily Astorian declared the settlement a “sportman’s paradise” – ideal for rest and recuperation. It is still alluring for its seaside location and its unequivocal charm.

The weekend of events will kick off on Friday, September 13 with a jazz concert featuring Dmitri Matheny. “Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” –All Music Guide. Tickets to this event are $20.

On Saturday, September 14, the series of events begins with a luncheon and lecture at Tolovana Hall. A conversation about the evolution of cottages in Cannon Beach will begin at noon with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Janet Eastman of The Oregonian will guide us through a conversation on how homes and cottages at the coast have changed over the years. The coast’s premiere caterer and bakery, Dough Dough Bakery, will prepare the luncheon. Tickets for this event are extremely limited. Luncheon and lecture tickets are $30.

The tour of homes will take place in the Presidential Streets of Cannon Beach and go from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Enjoying wine tasting with Cannon Beach Wine Shack at one of the locations on the tour, live music, and tea from Beach House Teas at another tour location. Take off those walking shoes and put on some dancing shoes for the Julie Amici concert at the museum on Saturday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to the Tour and the concert are $40.

The final event of the weekend is an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Hall on Sunday, September 15. Attendees will enjoy English style tea from Beach House Teas with real teacups and saucers. The presentation this year will be given by Master Gardener Jennifer Bell on how to plant indigenous plants. Scones, cucumber sandwiches and other delectable treats prepared by Dough Dough Bakery will be sitting on beautiful china displays at each table. Tickets for this event are extremely limited. Tickets to this event are $25.

The Cottage Tour is the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s annual fundraiser put on lovingly by staff and volunteers for the past sixteen years. The event provides twenty percent of the organization’s annual income and allows us to remain a free museum.

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Important Tour Information:

  • Tickets are non-refundable and benefit the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum to help preserve and protect the rich history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape.
  • This is a self-guided, self paced tour.
  • All the homes on the tour are private homes and may not be handicap or mobility accessible.
  • Maps are handed out on tour day at the start of the tour and are your ticket inside each home.
  • Shoe covers will be provided for tour goers to put over shoes at each location, and will be handed out after picking up map. The construction booties are meant to be reused at each location.
  • No pets, food or drink in the homes.
  • No flash photography in the homes, unless otherwise stated by the homeowner.
  • Cannon Beach has had parking issues since the 1940’s. There are several areas marked where you can park during the tour, but know it’s an issue and you can take the shuttle.


Volunteer for the 2020 Cottage Tour!


The 2020 Cottage Tour will be held the second weekend in September, and volunteers are always needed to assist with this fun event. 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 Outreach Coordinator, Liz Johnson at liz@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.

2019 Cottage Tour Volunteer Descriptions

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