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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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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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We had a tour of only 3 people all staff super friendly wonderful tour guide. You have to appreciate the home for what it is and the time period it came from.It is a slice of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Riverview, Florida
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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a tour of only 3 people all staff super friendly wonderful tour guide. You have to appreciate the home for what it is and the time period it came from.It is a slice of history from a time when people lived much differently. I would say don't miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The mansion was ok. A bit expensive for what you see. Did get a AAA discount, $13.50. The tour guide was just ok. Only 4 people on this tour, so it wasn't crowded. Many more people would have made it too crowded. The guide didn't seem to want to talk too much or wasn't sure of the information he had.... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to the Victoria Mansion with my mother while we were staying overnight in Portland, we agreed that visiting this was our favorite part of the trip. The house was amazing, there were so many little details that made you feel transported back in time. It is very fascinating to see all of the hard work that was not... More 

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Readington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The mansion is quite beautiful and we had the unique opportunity of visiting in December when the Christmas decorations were up. My husband, kids (5 & 8) and I walked around with ours heads up and jaws agape. The docents or "security guards" were a little on the tough side. There's no flash photography or video taking allowed so I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited Portland's Victoria Mansion during the holiday season...waiting purposefully for this time of the year, to see the holiday decor...inside and out. It was a perfect plan as friends from out of state were visiting. What a delight to tour this amazing one-time home...room after room of period furniture and accessories, accompanied by stellar period (and current day) elegant... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was very impressed by the quantity and quality of the restoration in this house. I live in a city that is known for historic home and plantation tours and Victoria mansion is quite a value in comparison. It is gorgeous and comes with a fascinating history.

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Bangor, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The cost for the tour is $15 per person. AAA discount or senior discount make it $13.50. This is a interesting self guided tour of a very ornate mansion built in 1858-1860. This is a National Historic Landmark. The first two floors are open,The third floor and tower area is not open to the public. This mansion is being refurbished... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

An acquaintance suggested we visit the mansion for the ultimate Christmas seasonal experience. To me the whole experience missed the mark. The mansion may be exciting to students of engineering and architecture and interior designers, but to me it was no more than an example of excess in the most extreme. If you are fascinated by what people with unimaginable... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went for the Christmas display while visiting and it was beautiful. Self guided tour- which I prefer, but there were very helpful guides in each room who were able to answer all questions. My fav part were ceilings. So make sure you look up!!! (Ask for the AAA discount when you go in.)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The house museum features a Christmas event in which designers decorate all of the rooms. It's a bit fussy but quite magical in places. The people here are very nice and the mansion is really well maintained. Much of the furnishing is original.

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