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Address: 109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
Phone Number: +1 207-772-4841
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 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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Great find!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Brooklyn, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived shortly after it opened on its first day and there had already been quite a turnout but we got in quickly and proceeded with the self-guided tour. It was one day in which they allowed photography so a lot of pictures were taken. Most of the house is still with original furnishing and the woodwork and carpentry artistry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful furniture, tastefully decorated. What a wonderful treat. Staff was very informative. A must see this time of year.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This “summer home” mansion by New Orleans hotelier Ruggles Morse may be over the top, but the woodwork and furnishings, created by New York-based Gustavo Herter, a German cabinet maker and interior decorator, is gorgeous and very well preserved in this house. So much of the original furnishings survive, thanks to donations from Morse’s descendants. The docents we talked to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Victoria Mansion is well worth a visit while you're in Portland. Given the fact that 97% of the furnishings are original, you truly get a sense of how the house was lived in. On going renovations also speak to the desire to keep educating and maintaining its historic significance.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was an amazing Mansion to see. It was interesting that it only had 2 Bedrooms for as large as it was and that it was built where it was built. It was amazing to think they built in 2 Years!

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked along the oceanfront to see the Victorian Mansion in late October 2016. It was a great glimpse of Portland's docks and the easy walk. The Mansion itself was delightful. 97% of the furnishings are original to the house, making it quite an experience. The docents were very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The mansion is very well presented and the guides are helpful and seem to have a good grasp of the history. I do not think that a visitor will be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

My wife and I and another couple found this home as easy half mile walk from our downtown hotel. It did not disappoint us. The admission fee turned out to be worth it as the home exhibited the highest quality of maintenance and restoration. Guides were on hand to discuss the rich 19th Century history of the family that lived... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

On a recent girlfriend getaway, we five friends toured this historical mansion and loved our experience there. Although we did a self-guided tour, there were very knowledgeable docents who shared the history and details of the home and its furnishings as we walked through. Highly recommend spending an hour or so going through this property.

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