Kennebunkport is known as a quaint coastal town, with a rich history dating back to the 1600s. Many ship captains settled here and built their homes ages ago. In 1812, Captain Nathaniel Lord built his mansion with his wife, who many suggest still lives there. Captain Lord himself, did not live long enough to enjoy his mansion with his wife. Guests who stay in the “Lincoln Room” often tell of their encounters with a woman dressed in 1800’s clothing watching them. The Lincoln Room was original called “The Wisteria Room” which means “Remembrance of the Dead.” That has since been changed. Guests have encountered the Captain Lord’s wife’s spirit in the room and on the spiral staircase of the mansion. She must really enjoy the view!
The haunted mansion stayed in Captain Lord’s family until 1972, when it became a boarding house for elderly ladies. In 1978, it was remodeled and became the Captain Lord Mansion Bed and Breakfast that we know today.