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Victoria Mansion

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Victoria Mansion

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VIETNAM VET wrote a review Feb 2021
Portland, Maine4 contributions
Unique mansion with breathtaking architecture and Victorian furnishings, Christmas is spectacular and not to be missed.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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JNYCwriter wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York6,134 contributions277 helpful votes
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While the museum may be closed inside, the grounds and gift shop are open. This is truly a grand house and appears to be well taken care of as a museum. The mansion is a brownstone built in 1860 and it initially served as a summer home. It was made of Italianate brick. I enjoyed the large windows and scale of the home.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Niwotois wrote a review Jan 2020
Boulder, Colorado363 contributions275 helpful votes
What a surprize to find this level of incredible opulence plunked down a few blocks from the waterfront/downtown area in Portland, ME. My wife and I went primarily because it was a two block walk from our B&B and we had some time to kill. We were blown away by the place. I read that by some experts' reckoning this is the most ornately decorated house in America and I can believe it. The woodwork and plaster work are just over the Victorian top, and that's saying a lot. The decoration is harmonious due to all of it being designed by one genius New York designer. The experience further is enhanced by the fact that a great deal of the furnishings are from the original family. Topping off the treat was the fact that we visited at Christmas-time when different Portland designers each decorate their own separate room following the 'theme of the year', Their Victorian style Christmas decorations almost overwhelmed some of the ornamentation of the rooms themselves, but it certainly was brilliant to look at. The docents in the various rooms were most friendly and informative and even the gift shop was a treat. All in all, this mansion really is a must-see in Portland. Think "Newport Mansion" on a liveable, human scale.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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mainemountainbear wrote a review Jan 2020
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas1,184 contributions610 helpful votes
We enjoyed our holiday visit to this majestic and unique historical landmark. Front desk volunteers were courteous and efficient. They gave us detailed printed brochures and guides about the Mansion and its past. Docents knew a lot about the Victorian era, the home’s history, and the families who had lived there. Every room had ornate original furnishings, elaborately painted ceilings, magnificent woodwork, and beautiful Victorian-era decorations. One first-floor room was under renovation, others were in need of it, but such ravages of time didn’t detract from our visit. On the way out, the mansion had an exceptional gift shop with varied gifts reflective of Victorian era. We noted that staircase steps were many, and steep for some. Upstairs halls were narrow; they had no directional signs to guide the flow of throngs of visitors. All told, we liked what we saw and we’ll be sure to visit again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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dlenane78 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rochester, New Hampshire490 contributions34 helpful votes
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Went here for the Christmas celebration. Absolutely beautiful. The rooms were decked out gorgeous and the volunteers were very kind and knowledgeable. The price is a little steep for for what you see but remember, it goes to restoring the home so it’s for a good cause.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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