Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop

Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop

Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Lighthouses
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Coastal visitors center with Museum, Lighthouse with Tours, Coffee & Snack Bar, Art Gallery, and Gift Shop open 7 days a week. 9-7 March-October and 10-5 November-February.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Louis S
Independence, OR63 contributions
Feb 2022
Worth the time! We paid our $8 each and took a self tour of the museum (2 floors) and got a guided tour of the lighthouse. Our tour guide, Mike, was very personable and knowledgeable! We learned so much. The gift shop has many interesting items.
Written February 18, 2022
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Jon F
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great tour and Museum. Thanks to our guide Brit! Gave a wonderful tour of the lighthouse well worth the price. Your tour admission includes access to the museum for a self guided tour. Bottom floor focuses on the history of the area and the lighthouse. The upper floor focuses on the coast guard presence in the area.
Written August 6, 2021
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Melissa D
West Jordan, UT297 contributions
Jul 2021
We stopped here for a day trip while on the Oregon Coast with our family. We did take the lighthouse tour which cost $8 per adult and $4 for kids 12-17. The tour gave some history and let you explore the inside of the lighthouse including going up into the actual lens which was pretty awesome. We all really liked it and had a good time. We did go through the small museum which had some interesting items. The gift shop was good and the people there were friendly and helpful. We did try the clam chowder at the cafe and it was fabulous. This was a really fun stop.
Written July 22, 2021
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Michelle W
Miami, FL165 contributions
Nov 2021
My guide was incredibly knowledgeable and this is one of VERY FEW lighthouses where you can actually get up into the light enough to see the lens. This may change, so don't wait to visit. It;s also worth visiting the museum, and the gift shop is a very good source of nautically themed gifts.
Written March 29, 2022
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Debra K
2 contributions
Oct 2020
We did a lighthouse tour and while the information was interesting, the Covid precautions fell very short. The guide did not have a mask on when we entered the small museum. I asked if he was going to wear it, a bandanna around his neck, and another person quickly volunteered that it was required inside (where we were) but not outside. He did not put it on. We went outside and were then joined by three other people, a single and a couple. When we entered the lighthouse, which is very small, there was no attempt at social distancing although we tried to hang back in order to stay away from the four other people. At a minimum, they need to limit the groups to people in the same party or ask folks if they are comfortable going inside where social distancing is nearly impossible.
Written October 10, 2020
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Pam J
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
The Umpqua River lighthouse museum and gift shop was amazing. The staff and volunteers made our experience so pleasant. Shelly, Debbie, and Larry were so friendly and the food in the gift shop was very good. We had the Elvis Waffles, Chai tea, scones, and lattes - all were so, so good. One of the best scones I’ve ever had. Lots to chose from in the gift shop and the museum was worth the small entry fee.
Written July 21, 2020
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David G
Santa Clarita, CA515 contributions
Apr 2021
I love lighthouses and history, and this place has tons of both! There is the century old lighthouse, a Coast Guard museum, and a an extensive gift store. They also sold sandwiches in the store, but we didn't know and came prepared with a picnic lunch. There is a docent who gives group tours of the lighthouse, why it was needed, how it was built, the whole nine yards! The Fresnel lens (used in the light) discussion was excellent. We then had a picnic lunch on a bluff looking out at the mouth of the Umpqua River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Then we went thru the Coast Guard museum showing the early attempts at saving lives of shipwrecked sailors and how the Coast Guard now performs that function.
Written May 3, 2021
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Dale G
Myrtle Creek, OR61 contributions
Dec 2019
I was here a couple of years ago but didn't have time to see it all. This place is so interesting that I had to come back to catch up. I found a new gift shop in the process of opening, and I will say again that I feel this is the best gift shop on the coast. It is full of nice, interesting things. Not your typical "made in China" trinkets. Wonderful selection of art, books, local food items, interesting crafts, etc. I dare you to walk in there without buying something, even if it is just a bag of sugar free salt water taffy. The museum is interesting and among other things has Coast Guard living quarters and equipment from several different eras. Neat to see the changes over the years. Just be sure to take the light house tour, what a fascinating piece of equipment.
Written January 12, 2020
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lianelau
Portland, OR115 contributions
Sep 2021
I had the best time touring this lighthouse, and learning about the coast guard in the museum. It was worth the $8 admission and such a nice unexpected attraction when I came to see the beach and dunes. I would highly recommend a visit.
Written September 13, 2021
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Erk A
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
The staff was incredibly rude and made unwarranted mocking remarks. They refused to give any valuable historical information. The people behind the counter at the museum told me I should use the women’s restroom because I have long hair.... (Yes, this happened in 2020)
Written October 20, 2020
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Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM