It’s possible that even the Grinch’s heart would grow three sizes during a visit to Portland’s Victoria Mansion around the holidays. Every year, each room is assigned to a different local designer. The Italian villa-style mansion dates back to the mid-1800s and was originally a summer home for Sylvester and Olive Morse. It opened as a museum in 1941. A visit anytime to the mansion is a worthwhile thing to do, as its design is incredible and its history, rich. But the place shines the brightest during the holidays, and as you walk and feast your eyes on the decorations, maybe you’ll find a little bit of holiday spirit that you haven’t felt in years.
Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette