Holiday splendor in grand Victorian style will be presented at the 27th annual Christmas opening of the historic Hughes House near Port Orford. On December 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28, visitors will be treated to a very special viewing of the Victorian farmhouse built by pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes. The 3,000 square foot, 11-room ranch home, constructed of old growth Port Orford cedar, will be decorated by various community organizations. The theme this year is simply "Victorian Christmas". The house was constructed in 1898 during the Victorian era (1837 to 1901). The matriarch Jane Hughes lived there until she died in 1923.
Homemade cookies and hot spiced cider will be available and the gift shop will be open with at least 10% off all items. Careful protections for the historic fabric of the house will be observed. Entry to the Hughes House is by donation.
Weather permitting, Cape Blanco Lighthouse, one mile up the road, will be open for tours as well (sans decorations). The lantern room will be closed but free tours of the work room will be available.
Open hours for both the Hughes House and Cape Blanco Lighthouse are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.