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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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Beautiful Maintained Mansion!

We visited this location on a whim and are so happy we did! I do remember the admission price being a little steep, but it is a beautiful mansion with some interesting history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Grace C
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this location on a whim and are so happy we did! I do remember the admission price being a little steep, but it is a beautiful mansion with some interesting history! I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time. Not really a place I'd run to again or suggest people to "make" time to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice tour, the home is having a slow time and early in the renovation, and one day will be restored to the original beauty. I would still recommend a visit, just realize that it is in the restoration process... It actually was pretty cool seeing the early process of the renovation. Nice gift shop and cool bathroom in the... More 

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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a set of tickets for my boyfriend as a gift. He loves architecture and history so I thought it would be perfect. We took an afternoon tour of the mansion and we had a lovely time! The tour guide was very helpful, spoke wonderfully about the home and it's history and he really knew all of our answers.... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a weekend getaway in Portland between Christmas and New Year's, and stumbled on the Victoria Mansion, which was only a few blocks from The Danforth where we were staying. Since we were there during the holidays, we decided to pay the admission fee and take a tour of the festively decorated home. So glad we... More 

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Cornish Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about the Victoria Mansion and decided to visit the week before Christmas -- it is a 19th century mansion decorated in the most opulent style imaginable for the time -- frescoes and paintings on all the walls and ceilings, carvings-- -- each room a work of art, but not cozy at all really, and reflecting a time... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is gorgeous especially at Christmas. Unfortunately it was a mob scene and the entrance fee was steep. I wouldn't go again. We were in and out in half and hour and I don't feel that we were able to see much because there was no entry into the rooms. You had a 3 ft or so space that... More 

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Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here to check out the Christmas display, which was beautiful, but there's a lot more to this place. Besides the baroque architecture, there's some interesting history linking Maine and Louisiana during the Civil War. Hint is the portrait of Robert E Lee in the library. It's a little pricy at $15, but it's FREE for active duty military!... More 

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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were awed by the beauty of the home, it's history, and festive decorations. The parlor holiday tree was entirely covered with flowers, being the most fabulous of all. There is on-going renovation of the reception room, so it was barely decorated. The dining room was so inviting with bird decor, and the house and furniture itself was extremely interesting.... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited the mansion with friends at Christmas time. The decorations were beautiful as is the house in general. We found however that we spent an hour there at most so for the money it was maybe not something we would do again.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you enjoy touring historic 19th century mansions as we do, then you do not want to miss the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine. Named after Queen Victoria, the mansion features extensive, detailed woodwork through its three floors. The ornate interior decorations are an excellent example of the Victorian era. The mansion offers guided tours in the summer months. In... More 

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