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Hughes Historic House

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Address: 91816 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR 97465
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+1 541-332-0248

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Interesting place, very knowledgable volunteer guides.

The house itself is interesting, and should definitely be included in a visit to Cape Blanco lighthouse. The insight and information provided by the knowledgable local volunteers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Ann M
Battle Ground, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and pleasant. It was very fun learning about our local culture and people.

Thank Sharon G
Battle Ground, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The house itself is interesting, and should definitely be included in a visit to Cape Blanco lighthouse. The insight and information provided by the knowledgable local volunteers was especially appreciated.

Thank Ann M
Hood River, Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A visit to the Hughes House gave us some insight into life in the area in the late 1800s. A tour guide gave us helpful information into the family that built the house and lived there. Admission was free with donations accepted.

Thank JOregon_11
British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very nice volunteers give tours and tell you the history. Beautifully restored and a good insight into what it was like in the pioneer era.

Thank gypsycontessa
Rialto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Tours are available or you can wander through on your own. You will enjoy the antique furniture and get a feeling for ranching in the late 1800's.

Thank Diane C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The house is very interesting and there's some great things to see and learn there. Let me say though....the old lady there running the tour was rude, defensive, cold, and combative!!!! At a free tour in a state park ran by volunteers you might imagine some good spirited folk who love the history, which was the case with the dark... More 

Thank Jesse L
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We expected something more rustic than this mansion - Patrick Hughes must have been a great businessman. The house has been well restored and filled with period furnishing. There is some original equipment such as a 4,000 lb. stove! The docents are very knowledgable about the history of the family and the area, populated by many Irish at the time.... More 

Thank PDXMichael B
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice history lesson, for a house built in 1886, it had a lot of interesting features that was ahead of the times. They had a short skit telling about the family that settled and lived there. Was well worth the time!

Thank papagrandmaf
Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Have visited the Hughes several times and am always amazed by it. What courage to move here in the 1870's and build a farm from scratch. You can get a real sense of the Hughes's life by touring the home and walking around the homestead. Volunteer docents are informative and helpful.

Thank AlaskansinOR
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the house as we were on our way to the lighthouse. As you go down the road to the house you come upon a beautiful view of the Pacific. The house itself is gorgeous and historically preserved. It was wonderful that they have a scavenger hunt for kids. That kept them busy while mom and dad looked... More 

Thank jenguertin

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