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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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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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We had a couple of hours to spend one morning and decided to visit Victoria Mansion. This was a nice surprise and a great house to tour. They told us when we arrived that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a couple of hours to spend one morning and decided to visit Victoria Mansion. This was a nice surprise and a great house to tour. They told us when we arrived that there were no tours that day which was disappointing. But, there were docents throughout the house and I felt that we probably learned more this way... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have seen other period homes, you could skip this one. The volunteer guides in each room are very knowledgeable and anxious to enrich your experience. The restoration is of high quality. But, there was nothing distinctive or out of the ordinary.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We should have reviewed website more closely as we arrived on a a Sunday to find that only guided tours are available. When we arrived, the next tour was sold out so we had to wait 35 minutes for another. It ended up starting late, and a few minutes into the tour, we learned why. Our guide, Carol, was slow.... More 

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Okc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were flying out of Portland and had several hours to kill. Decided to go to this house to check it out (found it on Trip Advisor). This was a great place to check out, the tour guide was very interested and told a great story. The fact that they are able to keep such a cool old place looking... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The mansion is beautiful and its history is quite remarkable! It's not in the general downtown area and we parked on the street a block from the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

More people in our community of Southern Maine should visit this wonderful gem preserved for us to be reminded of a another time and place.

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Centralia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend the guided tour...not too expensive compared to the amount of restoration they've done to the house. the guide was very knowledgeable and it was a fun tour, the inside is beautifully decorated and they've done an awesome job making it look like the original...lots of history facts and photographs inside, and rich history pieces

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on our recent trip to Portland. We went during the week so it was a self guided tour but the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the house and the families that lived there. Worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful house that is receiving the loving care it deserves! A highlight of our visit to Portland, the guided tour is very informative and also lots of fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like walking back in time. Loved the old furniture pieces. This house is really kept up and in great condition. Has a gift shop that I loved brousing in and purchased several items..

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