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Victoria Mansion

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Address: 109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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+1 207-772-4841
10:00 - 15:45
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:45

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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A Gem in Downtown Portland

I love the Victoria Mansion, built in 1858-1860. No... Queen Victoria didn't live here, but the Morse and Libby families did. The mansion was first built for Ruggles and Olive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Erich C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love the Victoria Mansion, built in 1858-1860. No... Queen Victoria didn't live here, but the Morse and Libby families did. The mansion was first built for Ruggles and Olive Morse, New Orleans Hotel Owners. And this impressive, large mansion was only their summer home. In 1890, the Morses sold the mansion to the Libby family, who owned the first... More 

1 Thank Erich C
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lovely tour available during the Christmas season. Each room is decked out to the hilt by individual designers. Truly a site to see. Parking is on street and be sure to check out the sweet gift shop in the rear of the property.

Thank 393-On-The-Road
Casco, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This house is so much fun to see. It is decorated just like it was in the 1860's. Christmastime is amazing. There are people throughout to give you some history of each room.

Thank Suea21
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited during Christmas holidays when the house is decorated by area florists and designers . One room was more beautiful than the next. The house itself is stunning and the holiday decor only added to the beauty . Highly recommend a visit .

Thank catherine115
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This house was built by a New Orleans hotel owner just shortly before the Civil War as his summer get away. It had indoor plumbing before the White House did. It's one of the best examples of Italian Villa style architecture in America. It is one of the most opulent small mansions that you will ever see. Many of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beautiful @ Christmas time ..well worth the time to visit. I would definitely go back on next visit at different time of year...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

OK its not 'the breakers' but very nice example of an early Victorian home. Under restoration in some of the areas. While the home is beautiful the three-star rating is due to the way the "tours" are constructed. Really you just get to walk around to about 7-8 separate rooms that are all roped off to limit access. Disappointing in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A trip back in time, a work of art. Not to be missed...a Christmas jewel that should be a part of every Christmas. Huge effort taken in bringing back the Holiday from an earlier time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We made a trip to Portland just to see the Victoria Mansion decorated for Christmas. It did not disappoint. The rooms were anywhere from subdued to over the top. The staff was informative and helpful. Just the place to go if you want to up the game with your own decorations at home.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Beautiful old house has been refurbished for the most part as it was back in the days. Various local florists took each room and decorated for Christmas and it is a magical spectacle to behold. We were told the house was recently used for a period film making too. Well done all involved with keeping history alive

Thank CS1Portland

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