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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
207-772-4841
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Ranked #11 of 65 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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Rockville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The house itself was worthwhile, especially since we are interested in architecture and history. However, there appears to be a real need for more funds for restoration work. (And the restoration work that is to happen should be a bit more historically accurate.) Also, our tour guide was not well trained or well spoken; she fumbled around for information and... More

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massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a tour worth doing and a historical project worth supporting. The home is beautiful and its history fascinating.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A great experience, walking distance from downtown Portland. Amazing restoration of architecture and furnishings and a real glimpse into life in 1800s. The tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. The only downside was it was very hot and muggy inside even though they had fans everywhere. Definitely would recommend a visit here.

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West Jordan, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My son and I went on this tour by ourselves. The tour guide was great and personalized the tour specifically to my son and I. She had great stories to share about the families that had lived there. I was kinda bummed that we weren't able to take pictures inside the mansion. There was so much rich architecture, great furniture,... More

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Lewiston, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When you visit the Victoria Mansion it's like traveling into the past. A rich history of Portland's best port homes.

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Erving, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautifully preserved mid-1800s mansion and the life style of the rich. Only drawback is that disabled/handicap can't get to second floor. Also gorgeous at the holidays when local florists decorate each room. Well worth the time.

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Singer Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pleasant and knowledgeable tour guide.walking distance from the port. Frequent tour times. A must see if you like woodwork and tromp l'oiel (sp.?) painting.

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leicestershire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Don't normally like tours round houses but this was great and so informative. Really interesting look back at how the house of a wealthy man was built and run mid 19th century

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I took the guided tour. This mansion is in amazing condition considering it over 150 years old! We would love to see it decorated at Christmas time.

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Castine, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a gem! They are busy renovating and have most of the original furniture and accessories . It truly is a wonderful example of Victorian architecture .

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