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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
207-772-4841
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Ranked #13 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I love history and the Victoria Mansion gave me a look at the past, the way people lived then. the tour guide was great and very informative. the only shame was that it wasn't long enough and that no photography is allowed.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Victoria Mansion - interesting tour. Mostly original furnishings. Not as big as Biltmore or Hearst Castle but worth the visit as it has its original furnishings. Well worth the visit f you are interested in Victorian architecture.

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jo913
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Seeing how people with 'money' lived back in the late 1800.The house was beautiful and full of charm. It's a must see when in Portland

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When you are in a walking tour of the city of Portland, don't forget to visit this historical mansion along Danforth Street, parking is not a problem, a memorable day to ponder.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This beautiful building is being put back together by some wonderfully dedicated & educated folks. In the middle of a fun, energetic city, this is a step back into history - and is certainly worth it. The docents are great fountains of information and it's clear the Mansion can benefit from all the support they can/should get.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Jim, our guide, made the visit very special, not to be missed when in Portland . a lot of work and research has gone into this,

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Before I walked in the front door with the tour guide, I expected Victoria Mansion to be overrated. Boy, was I wrong. The home is amazing. The detail and the quality of work is stunning. I just wish we could have taken pictures! On normal days, you have to have a tour to get inside. The day I went, they... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a prime example of how the well to do lived during the turn of the century. Lots of the original decoration is still present. Although the price was high, it was worth seeing how the upper class Portlanders of old lived.

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Woolwine, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This will be a short review since it really is indescribable! You have to see it, to believe the opulence! Do not miss this tour! What a wonderful "house"!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Portland area was our first stop on our three week RV trip to Maine this September. We spent one day in Portland proper exploring the major sites. This is definitely one of the top sites. The house and the furnishings (most of them original) are from the pre-Civil War era. The guide who explained the history of the house... More

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