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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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Amazing house! A must see.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Milford, Massachusetts
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Milford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A real version of what was once Victorian Portland. Thought not as magnificent as I what I had hoped because it was under construction, I was not disappointed by the offering. Beautiful art, graceful wood carvings and a glimpse into yesterday.

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Worcester,MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited this victorian house Thanksgiving weekend. it is all decked out for the holidays and the public rooms on the first floor are sumptuous. The local decorators show their talent and the staff is happy to give you all the details of the history

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