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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
207-772-4841
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Ranked #11 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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Eldersburg, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This tour is well worth the visit. Amazing how well preserved and maintained the mansion is. Our tour guide was very informative and able to answer any questions. The painting on the walls and ceilings was just beautiful. The only downside is that photography is prohibited inside the mansion.

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new york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a great house to tour with original furnishings dating back to 1860's when the house was built. Incredible to see....great tour guide. Short walk from our hotel (Courtyard on Commercial street)

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Tulum
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This mansion was very well preserved and maintained. The frescos and stained glass are a must see. An interesting mix of New Orleans, Italian, and New England style. Definitely a must see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The house was truly fantastic - falling apart in places but it contributed to the charm and the history. While our guide was only 'meh' (not fantastic), the house was really quite gorgeous.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very enjoyable tour of this lovely Victorian home in Portland. Probably not appropriate for most young children. Tours begin at specific times so plan your arrival accordingly or plan to spend 30+ minutes in the (very nice) gift shop. Also, leave yourself extra time to find a parking space close to the mansion.

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Bedford, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see!!! Beautiful home amongst a bustling city. So much history on the corner of a street. Make sure that you drink some water before you go, there are no food or drinks allowed inside. Great Victorian home!! I loved it!! Mainly for teens and adults. Don't miss this historical landmark!!!!!

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Morrisville, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not for kids for sure. Happened to be in a group with small children that were less than impressed and disruptive...but the building is fantastic and the docent was excellent.

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Orrlando
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This home is a real eye popper. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with our delightful and knowledgeable volunteer tour guide. This is a must do when in Portland!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very good tour. The house is fully furnished, with much to see and enjoy. We felt a little rushed by the tour guide.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very nice house, it is sad that we can't access the third floor. They mentioned that it is not accessible due to the fire code restrictions, but iI suspect it is more because they have not restored it. There is also no access to the kitchen area. The tour guide was informative, but is only given every 30 minutes so... More

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