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Victoria Mansion

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Address: 109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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+1 207-772-4841
Today
10:00 am - 3:45 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
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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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Absolutely Beautiful !!!

Visited during Christmas holidays when the house is decorated by area florists and designers . One room was more beautiful than the next. The house itself is stunning and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during Christmas holidays when the house is decorated by area florists and designers . One room was more beautiful than the next. The house itself is stunning and the holiday decor only added to the beauty . Highly recommend a visit .

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house was built by a New Orleans hotel owner just shortly before the Civil War as his summer get away. It had indoor plumbing before the White House did. It's one of the best examples of Italian Villa style architecture in America. It is one of the most opulent small mansions that you will ever see. Many of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful @ Christmas time ..well worth the time to visit. I would definitely go back on next visit at different time of year...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK its not 'the breakers' but very nice example of an early Victorian home. Under restoration in some of the areas. While the home is beautiful the three-star rating is due to the way the "tours" are constructed. Really you just get to walk around to about 7-8 separate rooms that are all roped off to limit access. Disappointing in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip back in time, a work of art. Not to be missed...a Christmas jewel that should be a part of every Christmas. Huge effort taken in bringing back the Holiday from an earlier time

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a trip to Portland just to see the Victoria Mansion decorated for Christmas. It did not disappoint. The rooms were anywhere from subdued to over the top. The staff was informative and helpful. Just the place to go if you want to up the game with your own decorations at home.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old house has been refurbished for the most part as it was back in the days. Various local florists took each room and decorated for Christmas and it is a magical spectacle to behold. We were told the house was recently used for a period film making too. Well done all involved with keeping history alive

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Wanted to see the mansion in May but missed it so definitely wanted to see it at Christmas time.The mansion chooses a different theme every year,this was Currier and Ives year.Each room was decorated so beautiful,and in each room there was a volunteer to give you the history of the room .Iwould have like to have seen just a few... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Each Christmas season, the rooms in this Victorian mansion are extensively well decorated. Especially because most of the furnishings are original, it feels like the rich owners invited you into a party. There aren't a lot of rooms, so the entrance fee may feel steep, but the money is going to on-going restoration. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The mansion was a great find, the staff there was very knowledgeable. It was decorated for Christmas and the staff did an amazing job with the it.

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