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Address: 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-772-4841
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Description: 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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Beautiful mansion, with many original furnishings.

This mansion, built in the late 1850's by a hotel magnate, Ruggles Morse. You enter the gift shop to purchase tickets, then are led on a 45 minute tour of the adjacent home. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This mansion, built in the late 1850's by a hotel magnate, Ruggles Morse. You enter the gift shop to purchase tickets, then are led on a 45 minute tour of the adjacent home. There is still some work yet to be done, but there has already been some impressive restoration. What is more, many items original to the home were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting too much, just something to do on a rainy day. So impressed! The tour guide, a younger guy, was excellent - lots of interesting information mixed with an good sense of humour. Highly recommended.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place is awesome lots of history and very cool information. It is definitely s must see in the area and Joe the tour guide was great. The cons There was a very rude blonde woman who was our first interaction with the place. There was a bus full of people for the tour. We got behind them to enter... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited this mansion on one of the few days we had nothing planned during our visit to Portland. We arrived in time for the 10:15 tour and our guide could not have been better! The passion she had for the mansion was evident. I am not sure how a visitor with true physical disabilities could maneuver... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the most well preserved house I have toured. The staff is fun and well informed. The only down side, photography is not allowed, but post cards are available for purchase in gift shop. I would recommend it to any one interested in history, or architecture.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Must do in Portland. Almost everything in the home is original. Spectacular job! Only takes about an hour, you HAVE to see the inside!

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon Victoria Mansion In Portland and so glad we did. Very knowledgable tour guide. Beautiful mansion made even more special because the furnishings are all original to this home! Loved it.

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Boston, MA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a wonderful surprise! When IN Maine, we alway stop in Old Port for a day. This year, as we drove to Old Port, my wife noticed The Victorian Mansion House Tour and was intrigued. We topped and wen in, and I have to say for the few dollars entrance fee, we spent a wonderful hour or o touring the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We took our friends and 96 year old father-in-law for a visit to the Victoria Mansion. The building was a partially restored home with no real historical significance. From that alone it's not worth the entrance fee. But that is not my issue. When my 96 year old father-in-law chose not to climb the stairs to the second floor our... More 

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Ringgold, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you're into historical homes that were way ahead of their time, visit the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine. Built in 1859 with hot & cold running water and flush toilets. The hand painted artwork and woodwork is breathtaking. The staff are all volunteers and it's obvious that they enjoy their job. The admission is.... Adults : $15.00 Senior citizens... More 

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Address: 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-772-4841
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland

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