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Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
+1 207-772-4841
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Excellent 1858 mansion with mostly original furnishings.

This place is pretty amazing. Due to circumstances, almost all furnishings are original. This place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
huntejk
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Houston, Texas
Step back 150 years

The Victoria Mnsion is a rstored nxio form 1870. Great dtail, lots of friture, knick-knaks, etc in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
3142013
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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%
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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is pretty amazing. Due to circumstances, almost all furnishings are original. This place was on the cutting edge for its time and is stunning.Docents are knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Thank huntejk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victoria Mnsion is a rstored nxio form 1870. Great dtail, lots of friture, knick-knaks, etc in evry room, iht in intrsig story line of the owners. ot a grand mansion like in Newport,but i liked the more modes scle. I owpod move in tomorrow....More

1  Thank 3,142,013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Volunteer guides available to give information. Not as large as I thought it would be, only a few rooms open to view. Not worth the cost of admission

Thank delole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was no tour per se, there are excellent and knowledgeable docents throughout the house. This house is remarkable for only having 2 owners and that most of the furniture 95%, is in the house. If you are interested in architecture or furniture this is...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't have gone to Portland to see this, but it was a fun change of pace from eating and drinking! The house is incredibly impressive and well maintained!

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who doesn't like an extravagant display of wealth? If you're into interior decorating or architecture, it's worth a visit. The real show-stopper (for me) was the Turkish smoking lounge... definitely considering turning our attic into one after this trip.

1  Thank rachael f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quite a mansion, but you won't know how beautiful till you are on the inside. It almost was destroyed to become a gas station. Every inch of walls and ceilings are hand painted with spectacular murals and "wallpaper". Woodwork is also fantastic. Hard to describe...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

4 of us took the tour - 2 from Maine, 2 from Quebec. Our docent was very knowledgeable and personable. The house is still being restored, but we were amazed how many of the original furnishings they were able to acquire. They also spare no...More

Thank MaineNick
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited the mansion on August 7 and it was a fascinating tour of a unique home in Portland's history. The tour guide was outstanding and provided an interesting and entertaining description of the mansion's history and the lifestyle of the upper class Victorian-age residents...More

Thank TLHGator
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This was a tough review as the building is absolutely beautiful. It is great to see so much of the original arts, furniture intact. Our host was very pleasant really interacted with everyone including the children. The ladies in the shop we're very accommodating when...More

1  Thank DizzieLizzy
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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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