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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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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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The is a lovely mansion from the Victorian era, which is surprisingly well preserved, and there is further restoration continuing. The original features, even down to table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The is a lovely mansion from the Victorian era, which is surprisingly well preserved, and there is further restoration continuing. The original features, even down to table settings, are very good. Helpful and knowledgable volunteer staff. Can walk here from the cruise terminal. Recommended.

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is supposedly the best Victorian mansion to tour in the country and I believe it. We had a great tour guide, Charlie, who was most knowledgable about the hosue. The house is gorgeous. I would go back again in a heart beat! A must do if you like to tour houses.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was visiting Portland for vacation. I saw the house from the road and decided to return on the next day it was open. Because it was past summer season, but during cruise season, the house was crowded and I had to walk the rooms myself. This is actually a better way to see and hear more, as you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Leaving a cloudy, wet Ogunquit behind, we thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful Victorian mansion in Portland. We did a self tour. The docents were wonderful. Best going early weekdays to find parking.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a Sunday, no tours available, same full price as other days. Only self tours with some docents in some rooms. Nice docents. Didn't agree room to room in the information about the house. The house is huge, then you go inside and you get to peek in a very few rooms behind ropes. Perhaps some crowd flow control... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since it was POURING in the morning we decided to head over here for a visit, at the recommendation of our Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper. We arrived juuuust a bit too late to catch the first tour but they added in another one 15 minutes after and we joined that one. The gift shop was cute enough, some space to... More 

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CHAMPLIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While impressive from the outside, the interior of this attraction is unbelievably incredible with over the top decor throughout. The home has over 90% of its original contents and has been lovingly restored. The guide was extremely knowledgable and fielded questions as well as providing interesting facts of both the home and its owners.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The decor is amazing and will take your breath away when you walk through the front door!. It is also incredible that you are viewing original furnishings in the house.

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Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is unbelievable for the time that it was built. Beautiful stained glass windows, sky lights, indoor plumbing, etc. Most everything in the home is original.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were no tours when we visited but a large number of docents were available to regale you with facts and stories about this unusual house (e.g. the owner from New Orleans was not able to take posession until the Civil War ended) on our self guided tour. The walls , uniquely painted and not wallpapered, are still a work... More 

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