It was the mid 1800s when wealthy sea merchant Charles Perkins built a beautiful Victorian home at the top of what would become the beloved Kennebunkport we know today. From his perch, Mr. Perkins could watch the harbor and keep an eye on his ships coming in and out of port. As time passed, so did the Perkins family. The home was passed onto Mr. Perkins’ wife’s family, the Notts. The last heir to the home and its thrones, Mr. Richard Nott.
We are lucky that Richard, when he passed, bestowed the glorious home to his sister, Elizabeth. Because it is she who made certain the home would become a historical gem to modern day Kennebunkporters. She gave it to the Kennebunport historical society, and you can read more about that by CLICKING ON THIS LINK. Thanks to Elizabeth, this home has been preserved as it was in the 1853, when the shipbuilding industry and Victorian charm thrived in Kennebunport.
Even now, the carpets, furnishings and wallpaper are original to the house. It is a sight to behold, a vault of interesting sea-faring history, and is also an easy walk from The Captain Lord Mansion .
If you want to see lovely Victorian furnishings, take a great tour with one of the knowledgeable docents, or visit a quaint gift shop, I highly recommend a visit to the The Nott House located at the top of Main Street, number 8.
The Nott House open hours, until Oct. 11:
Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Group tours are available, by appointment, which we would be happy to make for you at the Mansion’s front desk.
Your Innkeeper – Rick Litchfield