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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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Milford,Pa
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229 reviews 229 reviews
108 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour of the mansion with a guide. The house is beautiful and is furnished with 97 percent of the original furniture. The stain glassed windows and house architecture are wonderful. The only bad thing is you can't take pictures inside the house.

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Denver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The tour of this mansion is not only informative, but breathtaking. If you enjoy history, make time for this tour.

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Galena, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took the tour of the mansion. Very nice tour guide, very informative and the mansion was beautiful. Plan on an hour and also visit the gift shop.

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Scarborough, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to the attraction with parents who were visiting from Madawaska. We wanted to do something diffferent with them. I have never been to this attraction. I am so glad that i finally got to see this mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Awesome tour!! I would recommend this to anyone who comes to Portland. It is a must... More

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montreal
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've visited many historic houses, big and small, from the very old to the victorian, such as this one. It left me with a mixed feeling: it is expensive ($15) and, although the main floor is perfectly maintained (with a new carpet and many other new things, perhaps because they host weddings?), the second floor is in a bad state,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

it's a great place to visit, although the entry fee is over priced. the guided tour will last about 30 minutes.

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Warren, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While I am glad I got a discounted admission through Groupon, I was still impressed by the striking decor and meticulous renovation of the mansion and the enthusiasm for the site exhibited by the staff. Good tour, interesting and unusual diversion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very welcoming guide. A window onto a different era. A perfect idea for a rainy day if interested in architecture and period furnishings and lifestyles.

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Leland, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A historic home with lots of furnishings and decorations that were retained in their original state due to the circumstances of the earlier owners. Had seen it featured on This Old House on PBS and glad we visited. The only negative was our group was 12 people, but the viewing areas in most of the rooms really only accommodated 9... More

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NYC
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I felt a special connection to the Victoria Mansion. The owners were hoteliers, who made their money in my home town down south. It had wonderful architecture, restored rooms, special rooms indicative of the period and was a large home to view. The smoking room, dining room and master bedroom were the highlights.

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