Umpqua River Lighthouse, Museum,and Gift shop, Winchester Bay

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Must see · Lighthouse · Gift & Specialty Shop
HOURS: May thru October: 7 days a week, 10am-4:30pm

Nov, Dec, March & April: Fri-Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm

Our Lighthouse was the 1st Lighthouse in the Oregon Territory - Commissioned in the Fall of 1857. It was undermined by terrible floodwaters in 1861, and the first lens was removed before it fell into the sea in January, 1864.

This page celebrates our 2nd lighthouse, built on a higher bluff 100' above sea level and commissioned Dec. 31, 1894, and the efforts by the Friends of Umpqua River Light to prevent our historic First Order Fresnel Lens from being decommissioned.
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  • 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...  more »
  • The lighthouse tour was great. Loved being able to go inside and see the cool colored glass of the light itself. Gordon was very knowledgeable and even shared a ghost story about the place. Highly...  more »
  • Great experience! Our guide was Chuck, he is the best. Most informative. Beautiful structure and facilities, for ever 100 years old. The ONLY colored glass..on Oregon cost if my memory serves me right. A MUST see if you only have time for 1 lighthouse
  • Nice lighthouse with some good, guided information. The museum part is not much to talk about. The guides are volunteers and so the experience can vary greatly depending on the guide. I had to wait over an hour to get my tour because the previous tour dawdled so much. Note: I'm not sure what their tour cap is, but obviously not many people can visit the lighthouse at one time.

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