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Victoria Mansion is open for the season May 1- October 31, closed on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. The holiday season runs from the day after Thanksgiving through the first Sunday in January, closed Christmas and New Year's Day. Victoria...more
109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
+1 207-772-4841
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you get a real feel how the wealthy of the times lived in Portland and why many came to Portland to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Tried going on a day where there was a private function - even though there wasn't anything about it on the website. Tried the next day and luckily they were open! I really enjoyed our visit to the mansion! The mansion itself is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Victoria Mansion is always a fun place to visit, but especially at Christmas with every room decorated with a Christmas theme. The staff is so informative and knowledgeable. A great gift shop is available to browse or purchase items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The story of the house is very engaging if you consider the exact period it was built (Civil War--by a southerner). The docents are very knowledgeable and the Christmas decorations are lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This is not going to be a long stop but it is a necessary one. It was crowded within minutes of its opening time on a Saturday morning in December. There is free street parking that makes for a good home base for a full...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Time capsule....Beautiful restored Victorian home. Wonderful piece of history. Decorated for the holidays. Staff are great - happy to share the history and answer any questions. Enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We are historic house buffs, and especially like the Victorian period, so we were excited to find this one on the list to do on our one-night getaway in Portland. The house was decked out for the holidays, and the decorators did a great job,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We were there during the Christmas season and the mansion was set up as if during the mid to late 1800s sa if the original family were still there. Most of the mansion has its original furnishings thanks to the family donating items to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed December 27, 2018

I can only quote the descriptions from the brochure: "spectacular arhcitecture, stunning interiors, exquisite original furnishings". And that doesn't begin to describe this wonderful building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I had wanted to visit the Victoria Mansion for years and finally visited this year. The guides were very knowledgeable and made the visit enjoyable and interesting. Now I want to go back for a visit at Christmas!

Date of experience: May 2018
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May 24, 2018
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Response from Norm F | Reviewed this property
Both the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Victoria Mansion are exceptionally beautiful with tours available from May to October. They are dramatically different and show how the wealthy lived in bygone eras. The... More
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May 4, 2018
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Response from charlieome | Reviewed this property
15$. Sr And AAA less.
April 5, 2018
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Response from Masso_Phenix | Reviewed this property
Victoria Mansion is closed in the winter except for the Holiday season from November 24 to January 7. I don’t know why there are comments in February except for the fact that they might reporting at a later date than their... More
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Eugene, Oregon
Is Portland hilly? (13 Replies)
We'll be there for a day on a cruise ship, and I want to walk from the cruise ship dock to the Longfellow house, the art museum, and, time permitting, the Victoria Mansion. Is this an easy stroll for a not-so-fit senior? And another question...are whole belly fried clams a Massachusetts thing, or can I find them in Portland? (where?). I'll be having plenty of lobster in other ports, but also really love fried clams.
July 18, 2013|
Response fromcityofsin|
Yes, Portland is hilly considering the places you are interested in. If you stay on Commercial St in Old Port the area is flat but once you venture up the side streets there are hills. As far as the clams go, you will almost always find whole belly clams in the Northeast definitely not just a Mass thing. I like the strips and they are much harder to find.
Miami Beach, Florida
Help with short stay IT please (2 Replies)
Hi, everyone. Will be in Portland midweek, 2nd half of September, arriving Tue 2pm, departing Thu noon and staying in the Westend. It will be my first visit to Portland, part of a 6 week NE trip, one month Outer Cape, 2 nights Portland followed by a week in Salem before heading home. My wishlist includes Casco Bay Lines Cliff Island trip (weather permitting) Lots of walking and sightseeing around town, Old Port, Eastern and Western Promenade Eating Fries at Duck Fat, a MUST :) Having...More
April 24, 2015|
Response fromcessnapilot|
While at the Eastern Promenade, you might take a tour of the Observatory. It was built in 1806 and is the only remaining marine signal tower in the U.S. Tours take about 35 minutes, and the view from the top is superb-----you can see Mt. Washington. Also near Eastern Prom is the Eastern Cemetery, if you re a history buff. Tours are available; see the web site for Spirits Alive.org. Restaurants----so many to chose from, and so little time! There really are great ones, I have trouble...More
Perth, Australia
San Rafael 14 Sentinel Crt (12 Replies)
We are looking at a private rental for a week in San Rafael 14 Sentinel crt call the Victoria Mansion. Has anyone stayed there? Just a bit worried she wants the whole monies up front $1500.00 How far is San Fransisco from this area is it easy to get around?
September 08, 2011|
Response frombel1969|
Thanks for the info we are staying there because of the accomodation we found thats all We havnt booked it yet? Cheers