Category Archives: Things to do while staying with us

“Top 7″ Art Galleries in Kennebunkport

Bev and I are avid art collectors. If you have been to the Captain Lord Mansion, you know that both the public areas and each guest room is graced with beautiful oil paintings.  Many of the paintings in the public areas are from our personal collection such as those in the Mansion’s office. Three of […]

Do You Know it is Maine Blueberry Season?

It is Maine Blueberry Season!  I did not know that Maine produces over 90 percent of the wild blueberry crop harvested each year in the United States. When one thinks of Maine, we usually think of lobster; interestingly, the blueberry harvest in Maine amounts to approximately 30 million pounds annually, while last year’s lobster catch […]

Bush Memorabilia on Display at First Families Museum

Above: Picture of President Bush’s Compound Did you know that the “First Families Museum” which is located in the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Nott House has a current display of President Bush 41, 90th Birthday memorabilia, including the jump suit he wore while making his historic parachute jump at the age of 90?  I personally am […]

What is The Eastern Trail Near the Captain Lord Mansion?

We would like you to imagine a tree-shaded and off-the-beaten trail that winds through beautiful wooded sections of the Southern Coast of Maine.  This pathway is The Eastern Trail and it excludes motorized vehicles and is highly prized by bicyclists, hikers and runners for safe journeys away from the hustle and bustle of the Interstate and Route 1. […]

What is the Summer Exhibition at The Brick Store Museum?

The Brick Store Museum, contrary to the implied name, is a well-regarded local history museum with national accreditation.  As a past president of the organization, I am an avid supporter of this wonderful organization.  It was founded in an historic “brick building” that used to be a “store,” thus the name. Recently, I was able […]

What is MaineStage Shakespeare?

The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport are proud sponsors of the MaineStage Shakespeare Company. This exciting troupe of up-and-coming young actors will appear on the River Green (in front of the Captain Lord Mansion) at 8:00 pm each Saturday evening from July 12th through August 2nd. Each summer, the enthusiasm and dedication to classical theater of the MaineStage ensemble brings two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays […]

The Captain Lord Mansion Supports The Arundel Barn Playhouse!

The Arundel Barn Playhouse is located in a beautiful restored barn; it is what you imagine for a summer stock theater in Maine. Bev and I love the enthusiastic and joyous performances by the young troupe of performers.  The line-up of plays this season is heavily weighted to musicals that will have you clapping your […]

Captain Lord Mansion Guests Save 20% at The Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse is a summer tradition in Southern Maine. From the Playhouse’s website, “Unlike other Summer Theatres of its day, which were renovated barns, garages or churches, the Ogunquit Playhouse was the first, and remains the only, summer theatre from the Summer Stock era built exclusively as a seasonal theatre.”  That distinction gives Ogunquit […]

What is the Maine Art Museum Trail?

What is the Maine Art Museum Trail?  Starting at the Captain Lord Mansion, you may travel from our romantic Maine Coast bed & breakfast to visit some terrific art exhibits and art museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail.  The Maine Art Museum Trail consists of 7 different museums showcasing 53,000 works of art along a 167 miles of scenic Maine […]

Kennebunkport Festival Garden Party in June!

The Kennebunkport Festival Garden Party is scheduled for June 7th this year. This, the Mansion’s version of the 2014 Historic Inns of Kennebunkport combined Garden Party to be held during the Kennebunkport Festival, is sure to be another enjoyable afternoon for all of our guests to enjoy tasty Maine-sourced food and wine at, not only the Captain […]