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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
+1 207-772-4841
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Portland's Downton Abbey

We felt like we were at Downton Abbey on a smaller scale. The Victoria Mansion tour explores the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norm F
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Scarborough, Maine
Excellent and well decorated Italian villa-style mansion

We arrived on a cruise ship and stayed for one day in Portland. From we terminal we got a Portland... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Gaetano A
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Malton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 28 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 28 December 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 22 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 22 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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Reviewed 19 December 2017

beautiful mason with lost of antique funiture and details through out , i recomemded for does that like old houses

Thank Heidy T
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We love to visit historic house museums and Victoria Mansion is very high on the list of those we've seen. Elegant, beautiful (if you like the aesthetic) and modern for its time, Victoria Mansion is both presumptuous and amusing, architecturally interesting and innovative, and still...More

Thank Shariann L
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Interesting old mansion The guide related some fun stories. Some guides seem to have better access to some of the rooms than others. It appeared that another group was shown a few special places. Our guide kind of acknowledged this and mentioned that the other...More

Thank pineapplehorse
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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
18 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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Monica K
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Response from Nikki P | Reviewed this property |
When I went it was a guided tour. Took about 30 minutes if I remember right and one went every 15 minutes. It was quite nice to hear the history and see what all they were doing. I believe it was $16 per person or somewhere... More
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