A Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion

It's never too early to start planning for Christmas here at the Mansion! Plans began in March to create a nostalgic wonderland for this year's Christmas season. Look forward to designs inspired by the illustrious nineteenth-century print-makers and complimenting the Mansion's original interiors. In addition to the fabulous decorations, the Mansion will offer a slate [...]

A Currier & Ives Christmas at Victoria Mansion 2017-04-12T11:24:09+00:00

Cruise Ship Season is Underway!

It's that time of year again when Portland welcomes thousands of international visitors and the cruise ship season kicks into high gear. This year, the city will host 28 ships in September and 18 ships in October, with a and total of 76 cruise ships before the season's end. The city estimates that about 100,000 [...]

Cruise Ship Season is Underway! 2017-04-12T11:19:44+00:00

September 23-25: The Mansion Welcomes the National Garden Club

We are very excited to be hosting the National Garden Club from September 23-25! These talented florists and designers from all over the country will be using the Mansion as their inspiration, creating fresh and dried arrangements to be placed throughout the house. The arrangements will be on display all weekend for the visitors to enjoy as [...]

September 23-25: The Mansion Welcomes the National Garden Club 2017-04-12T09:58:43+00:00

Docent Outing: Sunset Cruise

Last Thursday, August 4th, Mansion staff and docents enjoyed a lovely sunset cruise on Casco Bay. It was just a small way to thank everyone for all the great work they do. We are hoping to make it a new Mansion tradition! If you are interested in joining our excellent team of volunteers, contact Director of [...]

Docent Outing: Sunset Cruise 2017-04-12T11:41:03+00:00

The Mansion Featured in the New York Times

The Mansion was recently featured in the New York Times article, "36 Hours in Portland, Maine" on July 28th. We are in fantastic company with the Portland Museum of Art, the Wadsworth Longfellow House, Central Provisions, and Becky's Diner, to name a few. We are looking forward to welcoming the new guests this article will [...]

The Mansion Featured in the New York Times 2017-04-12T11:31:57+00:00

Admissions Up 20%!

The 2016 season is underway and it is our busiest yet with admission up by 20%! The Mansion has been visited by over 10,500 people this season alone, including bus tours and visitors from all over the world. Thanks to our new self-guided, free-flow tour system on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, the Mansion can accommodate [...]

Admissions Up 20%! 2017-04-12T11:30:08+00:00

Keeping the Mansion Green

We want to thank Portland Greendrinks, a volunteer-managed social networking group,  for their micro-grant to install bike racks at the Mansion. Portland Greendrinks is dedicated to creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable community by supporting local organizations, businesses, and green initiatives. In these warm summer months we have seen a surge in bike tourism here at [...]

Keeping the Mansion Green 2017-04-12T12:06:42+00:00

Allagash Brewing a Strong Partner with the Mansion

At the end of June, the Mansion's lawn was transformed as we welcomed more than 200 members and friends to the annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere. This has been a wonderful partnership and thanks to the generosity of this Portland-based company, Allagash Brewing raised $11,000 this year through sales of their signature Victoria Ale to [...]

Allagash Brewing a Strong Partner with the Mansion 2017-04-12T12:03:24+00:00

PORTopera in Review

We are happy to report that our sixth year of partnering with PORTopera proved a resounding success! Last week, members and friends enjoyed an unforgettable evening of performances set against the stunning backdrop of the Mansion's well-preserved interiors. This joint benefit featured singers Robert Mellon, Adam Diegel, Kenneth Kellogg, and Maeve Höglund, from the cast [...]

PORTopera in Review 2017-04-12T11:53:31+00:00

First Ever History Day Camp a Success!

This year, Lucinda Hannington, our Director of Education and Visitors Services, teamed up with Kathleen Flynn-Neumann, the Manager of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Maine Historical Society for a History Camp tailored for middle school students. Over the course of a week participants explored life in the past with activities that ranged from discussions [...]

First Ever History Day Camp a Success! 2017-04-12T11:48:30+00:00