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Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum

Port Orford Heads State Park, Coast Guard Road
Port Orford, OR

Phone: 541-332-0521 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

Showcase the history of lifesaving operations on the southern Oregon coast, highlighting the dedication of U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat crews.

Highlights & Collections

The museum is housed in one of the few remaining Chatham-type Coast Guard stations, built in 1934. A replica of the boathouse includes a 1946 36-foot wooden motor lifeboat (CG-36498). 

Current Exhibits and Upcoming Special Events

Shipwrecks and Rescues Signaling and Communications 36 foot motor lifeboat CG-36498 Hulburt Collection (models/dioramas) Coastie Bedroom Japanese Attacks on Curry County in World War II Port Orford History


April-October, Thursday through Monday, 10am to 3:30pm

Admission & Directions:

Free/donations accepted.

Port Orford Head State Park, US 101 at milepost 301, head west on 9th Street to Coast Guard Road, follow to state park and museum.

Key Personnel:

Rick Francona, President, Point Orford Heritage Society
Anita Thomas, Vice-President Barbara Breuer, Curator

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