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Member Event: Basement to Tower Tour

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Save the date! Victoria Mansion Members are invited to a rare opportunity to tour areas of the house not usually on public view. Join Mansion staff to tour the basement, once a vital center of operations for domestic staff, the third floor, today home to collections storage and conservation initiatives, and small group access to […]

Queen Victoria’s Birthday: Free Admission for Victorias and Alberts

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Queen Victoria's 205th birthday is Friday, May 24th! While the Queen never visited the Mansion during her lifetime, she became its namesake when siblings William and Clara Holmes saved the house from possible demolition and reopened it as a museum in 1941. Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, co-designed their summer home, Osborne House, on the [...]

Member Event: Backstairs Lives Tour

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Save the date! Tours at Victoria Mansion have always included the Morses and the Libbys, but there was another group who also lived here - their domestic servants. For many years, we knew only minimal information about them. Recently, however, research through the Backstairs Lives Initiative has led to some interesting discoveries about the people [...]

Juneteenth: Free Admission

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Victoria Mansion is OPEN for Juneteenth. In observance of this holiday, we are offering a community day with free admission and a special program. (Stay tuned for program information.) Thank you to Kennebec Savings Bank for their support of our Free Admission Days. Tour admission is free, but reservations are encouraged due to museum [...]

Brownstone Brews & Bites, Brought to You by Allagash

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Celebrating our 18-year partnership with Allagash Brewing, our summer fundraiser Brownstone Brews & Bites returns to the Mansion lawn this July! Featuring Allagash beer, Cellardoor wine, Green Bee soda, music by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, and catering from Cheese Louise, this annual fundraiser helps support our ongoing historic preservation projects, with a special eye [...]

Ruffi Stuffie Sleepover

Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME

Save the date! Our newest program for young visitors, their caregivers, and their stuffed animals returns this summer! Would your child's stuffie like to explore the Mansion with host Ruffi the (stuffie) Museum Cat? Bring your stuffed animal friend from home to join us for a story time and a look around the Mansion [...]