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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
+1 207-772-4841
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A TREAT

What a fantastic place..I went at Christmas and that is a real treat. Beautifully decorated but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
charlieome
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Maine
These was really

Loved it even more then I though I would. Really well preserved, really great guides, kept kids... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
jenniferbE1357TB
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Damascus, Maryland
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Victoria Mansion is closed for the holiday season and will reopen May 1, 2018. 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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+1 207-772-4841
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"original furnishings"
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"decorated for christmas"
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"indoor plumbing"
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"old house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place..I went at Christmas and that is a real treat. Beautifully decorated but nice at any time. Just Go !!

Thank charlieome
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Loved it even more then I though I would. Really well preserved, really great guides, kept kids attention. I think it was $35 for a family pass (over 4 people). Groupon also had one for $27 for a 4p pass. If you love history, houses,...More

Thank jenniferbE1357TB
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The mansion has gone through a substantial renovation, very impressive. The docents are eager to share stories, and quite a lot is known about the history of this building. At Christmas, local interior decorators and florists decorate the rooms with trees and Victorian Christmas decorations,...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We felt like we were at Downton Abbey on a smaller scale. The Victoria Mansion tour explores the fanciful world of the 1800's. What a splendorous world it must have been.

Thank Norm F
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We arrived on a cruise ship and stayed for one day in Portland. From we terminal we got a Portland Map and planned 3 hours walking around. It was wonderful many places and attractions to see as we went along. We arrived at Victoria Mansion...More

Thank Gaetano A
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We selected the house tour among the Portland excursions offered by our cruise boat. Having just come from Newport, this was a little let down. The house was okay but still in the process of being restored. Looked like one of the nicer homes in...More

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The mansion was grand, but also of interest were the modern conveniences that were installed into the home; hot and cold water, gas lighting, bathtub and flush toilets and central heating in 1860! The mansion escaped being demolished when it was purchased and passed on...More

Thank christinegrace50
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous hand carved wood furnishings, beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Informative guides in each room. Well worth the visit.

Thank Jbedfordjr
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Mansion is definitely dressed up for the holidays, so plan to take your family and enjoy the different rooms in holiday festiveness.

Thank Tenore90
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Everyone appreciate this visit (from kids 6-8 yo to grand-father). The organization do a great job to keep this place. The paint on the wall is very incredible. The guide was very informative and answer our questions very well. Very patient also since we translated...More

Thank zeppJFM
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Mezasu
5 April 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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viraj a
2 September 2017|
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Response from Cyndi G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but we got a groupon that discounted the fee. We also thought the fee was worth it. If you love this sort of thing, you will love this house.
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lindajalbert
17 August 2017|
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Response from Nora S | Reviewed this property |
About 25 minutes walk or a 5 minute cab ride
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