20th Anniversary

Weekend of Events on September 8 – 10, 2023

Thank you to those that made the 2022 Cottage & Garden Tour so successful!

This year’s Cannon Beach History Museum Cottage Tour weekend of events will occur September 8 – 10, 2023.

The Tour of Homes is ONLY on Saturday, September 9, 2023.


Mark your Calendars for the 20th Annual Cottage Tour!

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – The “best autumn event” in Cannon Beach, according to Sunset Magazine, returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary this September. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Cottage Tour, is scheduled to take place the weekend of September 8th – 10th 2023. The popular historic home tour will take place on Saturday, September 9th and will feature delightful homes and gardens from past years in a Greatest Hits Tour. Homes featured on previous tours have received praise in Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Oregon Coast Magazine, HGTV, among others.

While the home tour on the 9th is the main event, the whole weekend is filled with fun activities including an Opening Night Benefit Bash on Friday, September 8th with live music, light bites, drinks, and a Silent Auction. Then, on Sunday, September 10th, make sure you stick around for the ever-popular High Tea by the Sea.

The Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for Cannon Beach’s only history museum, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is home to the actual cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, a replica long house, a tide pool exhibit, and the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. It features a free lecture series, workshops, and family friendly activities throughout the whole year. This private non-profit is free to explore, and donation based thanks to events like the Cottage Tour!  The Cottage Tour is a don’t-miss event for history enthusiasts, home designers, architects, and anyone who would like to see inside of some of these quaint cottages and historic homes.

Tickets for the Cottage Tour will be available July 1 through the Museum’s online gift shop (www.cbhistory.org) or by phone at 503-436-9301.


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Volunteer for the 2023 Cottage & Garden Tour!


Volunteers are our life blood. We can accomplish nothing without you, certainly not an event like the Cottage & Garden Tour. With the return of the Tour to a live, in-person event this year, we are going to need all the help we can get. We truly need you. Volunteers are always needed to assist with this fun event. As a volunteer, you get to see the homes, free of charge.

The actual day of the Cottage Home Tour is Saturday, September 9th. If you are interested in volunteering, SAVE THE DATE! We will be having events from the 8th to the 10th that will need help as well.

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link below to see ways to volunteer on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/mqkDSME
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually.

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s tour, please call us at 503-436-9301 or email Museum Outreach Manager, Liz Scott at liz@cbhitory.org for more information.  You can also sign-up to volunteer by clicking the SignUp.com link above. 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 & Garden Tour.


Cottage Tour FAQ’s

Tour Photos

Here is a look back at some of the great memories from years past 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


2022 Cottage & Garden 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!



2022 Cottage & Garden Tour Sponsors!