17th Annual

Save the Date: September 11 – 13, 2020












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 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 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.

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