Victoria Mansion offers an active roster of educational programs for both students and adults. Because we believe the Mansion itself is our most important resource for studying life in the nineteenth century, educational programs are offered on site when possible and include a tour.

Director of Education and Visitor Services Lucinda Hannington leads Portland Students on an architectural walking tour of the Mansion's neighborhood.

School Tours and Programs
Students in pre-K, K-12, college, and graduate school visit the site each year. Victoria Mansion's staff enthusiastically assists individual teachers to provide tours and/or programs that incorporate classroom-specific curriculum and encourages teachers to schedule a free visit prior to bringing students. School programs for students at Victoria Mansion are planned in with Maine's Common Core Standards in mind. Please contact the Director of Education at 207-772-4841 ext. 104 for further information.

A Century of Change: Victorian Portland is Victoria Mansion's interdisciplinary education program that brings a Mansion educator to the classroom before students visit the Mansion. There are eight lessons to choose from, and each one can be customized for a particular class and grade-level. For more information, click here to view the program brochure.

Adult Education

The Mansion sponsors public lectures, specialized tours, reading and discussion groups, and scholarly symposia on varied nineteenth-century topics that are geared toward adult audiences and participation. Most programs are one-time events and will be listed in the Events section of this website.