Portland’s Victoria Mansion Connection to the Civil War

Posted May 30, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.

Friday, May 31 to Thursday, October 31, 2013; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Victoria Mansion's Carriage House, 109 Danforth St., Portland, Maine

Contact: Gina Platt; 207-772-4841


PORTLAND, Maine — Victoria Mansion is pleased to introduce a new exhibit exploring the connections between Maine and New Orleans at the time of the Civil War. The exhibit was inspired by Victoria Mansion’s original owner, Ruggles Sylvester Morse, who, though a Maine native, made his fortune as a New Orleans hotelier. Morse remained in the occupied city throughout the war and likely had regular contact with the Union soldiers as many were from Maine regiments. The exhibit marks the 150th anniversary of the occupation of New Orleans by Union forces.

Victoria Mansion is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 1 – October 31 and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.