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Victoria Mansion

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Address: 109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
Phone Number: 207-772-4841
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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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The mansion was very impressive. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The mansion is very well preserved and very ornate. We had kids ages 8-15 with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mary O
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dayton, oh
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dayton, oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The mansion was very impressive. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The mansion is very well preserved and very ornate. We had kids ages 8-15 with us, who also enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent much time at Biltmore. Did not know if I would like this. Thoroughly enjoyed the history and being able to see Victorian times in its full capacity. Amazed the home is in as great of shape as it is. Kids did good. They are 8 and 11. Any younger uncertain. Beautiful

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Hilliard, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group tour stopped here. After seeing homes in Newport, this one didn't seem so grand. Looks like it needs some restoration. It seems it was a beautiful home in it's time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion still has most of the original furniture, silver, and glassware. The paintings on the wall were spectacular

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Portland, Maine on a day trip and had found Victoria Mansion online-prior to planning my day. The mansion is well-kept and maintained and very pretty-much like the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. The furnishings and belongings in the mansion are 95-97% original. The dining room has the original China and silverware-absolutely stunning. The staff takes such pride... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on a self-tour day so we used the guide included with admission and also asked the on-site docents for information and enjoyed touring this elegant property. Photos are not permitted inside the mansion however you can photograph the exterior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up a Groupon for this so it was very affordable. The restoration and furnishings are all meticulously done and great to see. There's so many "modern" touches, like hot and cold running water, that it's amazing to think it was built in 1858. The only sad part is that visitors can't see the third floor where a 1,000... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing location. Total must see when you come to Portland. Wish they brought us the 3rd floor and the tower!! Come on!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this beautiful house. It is very well preserved and you feel like you stepped into another era.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victoria Mansion was beautiful. My husband and I spent 2 hours looking at everything and speaking to the tour guides. The restoration was amazing.

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