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Victoria Mansion

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Address: 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-772-4841
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13:00 - 16:45
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:45
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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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Beautiful but Brief Glimpse of History

My wife and I and another couple found this home as easy half mile walk from our downtown hotel. It did not disappoint us. The admission fee turned out to be worth it as the home... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I and another couple found this home as easy half mile walk from our downtown hotel. It did not disappoint us. The admission fee turned out to be worth it as the home exhibited the highest quality of maintenance and restoration. Guides were on hand to discuss the rich 19th Century history of the family that lived... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On a recent girlfriend getaway, we five friends toured this historical mansion and loved our experience there. Although we did a self-guided tour, there were very knowledgeable docents who shared the history and details of the home and its furnishings as we walked through. Highly recommend spending an hour or so going through this property.

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Most older homes that are opened for tours, have furniture from the appropriate period. This home goes one step further. The main floor has the original furniture from the original occupants. Upper floor is a little disappointing. Staff was extremely eager to provide information and answer questions. Most helpful that I have ever encountered. Overall, good for a quick visit.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful Victorian brought back to life. Get there around Christmas for a special time. The rooms have much of the original furnishings and discovered colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A wonderful partially restored Italian Villa style mansion. If you like visiting old houses and learning about the lifestyles of the rich and locally famous from the past, this is definitely for you.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fine furnishings, tapestries, lamps, chandeliers, decorations, art, and a beautifully authentic experience of what life was like in the Victorian era. Nice gift shop as well.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I enjoy visiting different mansions when traveling. While this one is not as large or over the top as some others we visited it still was a good and interesting visit. The people inside the house are more than willing to share their knowledge about the house and families that lived there.

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Richboro, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had an hour before our next activity so we decided to visit this villa. It was unbelievable to see how the rich and famous used to live. The tour guide was knowledgable and answered all our questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk thru the front door, you are smitten. It takes your breath away. The details and stories from the docents are fantastic. Totally worth the $15 admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a house which is still being renovated but is full of history. I was impressed with the story of how they managed to get a picture from the British Royal family by calling it Victoria Mansion.

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