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Victoria Mansion

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
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You must visit the Victoria Mansion when you're in Portland.

I had wanted to visit the Victoria Mansion for years and finally visited this year. The guides... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brownfield, Maine
Beautiful Italianate Mansion

We visited around the holidays when this place was decked out in Christmas decor and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scarborough, Maine
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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
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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited around the holidays when this place was decked out in Christmas decor and it was absolutely beautiful. You get to tour at your own pace so you have a lot of time to take everything in and admire the beauty of the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hannahdkelly34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mansion, which is being restored room by room, was nice to see, but even more interesting was listening to the docents talk about the families that lived there, and what has happened to the house through the years.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 22Maui
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The property is very interesting, particularly because to many of the furnishings have been recovered from the family and returned to the mansion. The renovations are fabulous. No photos are allowed inside, which is understandable. You get to see the first floor and three suites...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Z4lover
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very informative. The mansion is stunning especially the entrance. Wish I could have taken pictures. This was a hidden gem!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorraine E
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you enjoy seeing historic houses in their original condition this is a great place to visit. The tours start from the small but interesting gift shop in what I believe was the carriage house. The house is remarkable since it was built about 1860...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D0nLC
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Very dissappointed indeed - this so called mansion is not well maintained for the price of admission. Not allowed to take photographs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were there during a renovation, which we did not know until we had paid and was inside. A lot of rooms were not accessible even when no remodel was happening. Thought the price was high for what we saw

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alice E H
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I visited Victoria Mansion this past Friday with my two sisters and parents. You get to learn about the individual rooms as there is a tour guide in each of them. The house is amazing and worth the stop if you are in Portland.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aecagno
Reviewed October 19, 2018

When you first step through the front door into the 3-story entryway is most impressive. If you love touring old mansions as we do, you will definitely want to put this on your list. Only two families ever lived there, so much of the original...More

Date of experience: October 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