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Victoria Mansion

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Address: 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-772-4841
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Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is the finest...

Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is the finest example of residential design from the pre-Civil War era in America. With superb architecture and well-preserved original interiors that were among the most lavish and sophisticated in their day, it is an unparalleled document of America’s highest aspirations in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts. Our history, a quick tour, and our present-day efforts at restoring the Mansion convey an impression of the significance of this unique site, which is of national and even international importance.

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Incredible house

Amazingly preserved and partly restored house from 1860. Feel the warmth and spirits of 19th century living. You won't regret

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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English first
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazingly preserved and partly restored house from 1860. Feel the warmth and spirits of 19th century living. You won't regret

Thank ElenaUma
Sacramento, California
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454 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A remarkable look into opulent Portland history. The decor is amazing and the house is something to behold. It is so nice that there is such a dedicated society preserving this remarkable house.

Thank traveller2332
Belmont, California
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69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this more than we expected after first seeing it from the outside. The tour guide was personable and knowledgable.

Thank Tom_and_Vicki_W
Portland, Maine
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here in every season. The docents are very knowledgeable and there is never a large group or long wait period. At Christmas time there is a different theme each year. The gift shop has a nice selection of quality items not found elsewhere.

Thank kathylk
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here when I was on a fall cruise. My mom and I walked from the port. We both really enjoyed the tour. The guide told some interesting stories. The desk ladies at the gift shop were able to recommend some other places to visit while we were in Portland.

Thank Robin K
Clarksville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Victoria Mansion was exquisite in that all the furniture was close to if not the original pieces, and we were amazed at all of its pristine condition. Not only the furniture, but the mansion also was in pristine condition with so much of the orginal carpet, flooring, lights, etc. Our tour guide was excellent offering historical information that was... More 

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Chicago, IL
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I guess that it was pretty much the only thing in town to see, but unimpressive. It's just an old mansion, dark, dank and not yet restored, run by a bunch of self-consumed fairies who try to run a gift shop. In truth, it's an ugly old house and nothing its docents say can change that. It was well... More 

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Markham, Canada
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love old architecture, old world charm and beautifully restored homes/mansions like I do, you will find a trip to this restored house a rare treat. I enjoyed learning about the history of this old home, the family who lived there, and how it has survived until present times. It has been restored to its original splendour with many... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife and I recently stopped here while in Portland for the day on a cruise. We were the first ones of the day and did the self guided tour. In the end it wasn't self guided as there are a few experts located throughout the mansion. I was impressed by the elegance and the restoration efforts. The $15pp might... More 

Thank pops_porter
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The preservation efforts here have been outstanding. And the architectural, artistic and furnishing details are very impressive. But the tour guide's knowledge of the history of the occupants and the dispositions of the house wasbwrsk. And, for myself, whenever I tour an ostentation-filled mansion, I have trouble getting past its inherent obnoxiousness to be able to enjoy what many others... More 

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