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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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A gem, not to be missed

Beautiful mansion from last century. Almost all the furniture is original and restaured as if still lived in. Our tour guide was interesting, articulate, and knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Kennett, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Okay, let me say that I am rarely thrilled to accompany my wife in viewing another "old" house. So others may find this house of great interest. I did not. It is not cheap to take the tour that only lasted 30 minutes or less. There are only two bedrooms in this house to view. The original owners did not... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mansion from last century. Almost all the furniture is original and restaured as if still lived in. Our tour guide was interesting, articulate, and knowledgeable. Gorgeous!!

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A complete Victoriana overload, especially the recreated gentlemen's smoking room. The tour was made even more engaging by the guide's explanations of the background to particular features, the history of the families and the artefacts that have been restored.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed learning about the history of the home and all of the state of the art fixtures they used. Beautiful interior that is being restored

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the mansion, a national historic landmark, on our way out of Portland. Be aware that parking may be difficult. We had to drive around on side streets for 5-10 minutes to find some parking. We found 1-hour parking, but spent about 1.25 hours at the mansion (and didn’t get a parking ticket, fortunately). You go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've been a couple times, the most recent for their annual Christmas tours. The house is remarkably preserved, and the décor is truly impressive. Visit during the holidays to experience a genuine Victorian Christmas.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip to see how the richer half used to live. Imposing structure lives up to the opulence inside. Use a Groupon and it's a really good deal.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting piece of local history in Portland, ME. The fact that these folks were self-made millionaires made it more so to me. I hated the fact we could not access the top floor and hope that may be possible in the future. Guides were quite nice but don't touch the walls, they don't take that easily at all.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The house was amazing -- we were lucky enough to be there when a tv show was filming, so all the shutters and curtains were open, we got to experience the mansion the way that it would have looked when people lived there, with natural light streaming in all over. The tour guide was knowledgeable and nice. The only downside... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Located an easy walk from the Old Port. We arrived a few minutes past the start time of the tour, and were allowed to join in with the group. The tour guide was very good. When touring new cities on our big annual vacation, we always try to find one historic home to tour. This one totally fit the bill... 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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