KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A Maine mansion built during the War of 1812 has gone on the market with an asking price of nearly $8 million.

The couple who owned Kennebunkport’s Captain Lord Mansion for almost four decades, Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, is retiring to spend time with their grandchildren. The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) the couple ran the mansion as a bed and breakfast with employees who worked for them for almost 20 years.

Litchfield says June 15 marks the couple’s 40th anniversary as innkeepers.

The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has 20 guest rooms in the main building. The mansion was constructed by Captain Nathaniel Lord in 1812, and was owned by his family for seven generations.

Information from: Portland Press Herald,

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