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Hughes Historic House

Address: 91816 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR 97465
Phone Number: (541) 332-0248
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Port Orford
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Truro, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While visiting Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Park be sure to take a little time to visit this interesting and restored Hughes Family home. It represents and explains an era of coastal living not often seen any more. There are interesting descriptions and knowledgeable people on hand.

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Grant, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love old historical houses, so since we were passing through the area I wanted to see it. It was free, so we didn't lose anything but time. The staff of volunteers was very friendly, and the house was interesting, but not what I expected. Almost nothing in it was original, although it was furnished nicely. The outside needed some... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Hughes House is a great stop along the south coast of Oregon -- imagine having this little spot on the Sixes River as your farm! You can walk down to the beach after touring the house. Aside from lighthouses, there aren't too many historic properties to tour along the south coast, so this is a real gem.

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Derby, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great tour guide, fantastic house right off the beaten track but well worth a detour. Especially liked the kitchen which must have the very first island workspace.

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CRESWEll, Oregon, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

this is well worth the stop and a part of that areas history, very interesting and a beautiful setting

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Medford, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Tour guides were most informative about the history of the inhabitants, who came from Ireland and operated a dairy when butter was more expensive than beef, and shipped as far as San Francisco.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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330 reviews 330 reviews
175 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I enjoyed walking around this historic home after visiting Cape Blanco Lighthouse within the state park. This building takes you back in time when you think about when explorers and pioneers first came to the Oregon Coast. The lace curtains and gingerbread trim gave me the feel of my grandmother's home. I would have taken a tour if it was... More 

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Cheshire, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took the quick tour and it was fun to learn about the family's life there. Very nicely restored with helpful volunteers.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

To be fair-we arrived on a day that it was closed. Therefore we could not tour the home. It appeared a little run down from the outside. In my opinion, I have seen better places in Dayton and Waittsburg, WA. I wouldn't make a special trip to see it but would stop on the way to the lighthouse.

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Medford, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We have toured the historic Hughes House many times and always enjoy it. The house was built in 1898 by the Patrick Hughes family. It had indoor plumbing which was unheard of for houses in the country at that time. The house is restored to it's original beauty and is elegantly maintained. The guides were very kind and knowledgeable. The... More 

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