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Historic Hughes House

Cape Blanco State Park

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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Historic Hughes House

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  • The house sits on a ledge overlooking the Sixes River.- Historic Hughes House
  • The Hughes House has been beautifully preserved and restored.- Historic Hughes House
  • Hughes House.- Historic Hughes House
  • Period furniture and artifacts fill the house.- Historic Hughes House
  • The interior is almost exactly as it was 100 years ago.- Historic Hughes House
  • Historic Hughes House.- Historic Hughes House
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Pros: 
Well-preserved early settler home. Excellent tour.
Cons: 
Closed in winter.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Patrick and Jane Hughes arrived at Cape Blanco around the time of the Civil War and settled in to make a life in this remote and rugged spot. They raised dairy cattle, farmed the land along the Sixes River, and raised seven children. After 30 years they were able to afford an elegant 11-room Victorian-style house. The Cape Blanco Heritage Society maintains the interior of the home and offers tours to the public. The tour volunteers are excellent and informative.

The house is beautifully restored with period furnishings, and the volunteers describe how the family lived and worked, managing a 100-head dairy farm and making butter to ship to San Francisco. The setting is beautiful, and it is very easy to imagine what it was like to live here, because the surrounding area is not much changed from 100 years ago. This site is a very worthwhile stop when visiting the Cape Blanco State Park or on the way to the River Trail.

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