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

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 [...]

Juneteenth: Free Admission

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 [...]

A Magical Dickens Celebration

Save the date! Actor Andrew Harris returns to Victoria Mansion this holiday season for his ever-popular one-man performance as Charles Dickens. Featuring selected readings from A Christmas Carol, Mr. Harris's performance also touches on history and other tales. Stay tuned for performance times and ticketing information in November!

Historic Perspectives of Park Street Walking Tour (Jane’s Walk Maine 2024)

A free walking tour, offered as part of Jane's Walk Maine 2024! Explore Park Street, part of the West End Historic District, a well-preserved time capsule that offers a glimpse into 19th-century Portland. This one-hour stroll will highlight some of the people who helped create this fashionable residential enclave – which at the time [...]

Members Preview Reception: A Celebration of National Textiles Day

Mansion Members are invited to join us for an exclusive preview reception of our Celebration of National Textiles Day. About The Event: Victoria Mansion is fortunate to have over 90% of the house’s original collection, including samples of beautiful, intricate textiles from nearly every room. These delicate objects are usually housed in our climate-controlled textile [...]

A Bizarre Victorian Bazaar: An Exhibition of Oddities and the Obscure

Save the Date Our Bizarre Victorian Bazaar returns to the Mansion lawn on Saturday, October 5th! This one-day fair kicks off the Halloween season with an educational (and entertaining!) take on Victorian folklore, camera trickery, Spiritualism, and more. Keep an eye on our Events webpage, and our Facebook and Instagram pages in the coming weeks. A full schedule [...]

Brownstone Brews & Bites, Brought to You by Allagash

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 [...]

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