Victoria Mansion

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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101 109 Danforth St, Portland Directions
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Report | 14 days ago
We had a very friendly tour guide who did a wonderful job. would highly recommend!!!!
Report | 15 days ago
No photos which is kind of a bummer, but absolutely gorgeous!!! Street parking only, so look for a spot on an adjacent street.
Report | 17 days ago
Report | 18 days ago
They limit each tour to 12 people. Tours are offered at :15 and :45 after the hour
Report | 19 days ago
Do not go on shot day
Report | 23 days ago
Great informative tour - no AC in the home so very hot in summer but ample fans throughout. Vey impressive house and worth the trip!
Report | a month ago
The tour was great lovely. The mansion is really beautiful and has an interesting history. If you are in Portland, this is definitely a great stop!
Report | a month ago
EXcellent and interesting tour if you appreciate achitechture, art and history! Unique and informative...we did this with our older (14 and up) children and we all enjoyed it. Groupon was a great value!
Report | 2 months ago
It was a lovely, opulent home, and our guide, Larry, was excellent. There is some walking, and stairs, so be prepared for that. The furnishings CANNOT be touched, and there is no photography allowed inside the mansion which is a real shame, but understandable. It was really a great historical gem to see!
Report | 2 months ago
Not allowed to take pictures inside mansion

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When most people think of Italian villas, elaborate textiles, and Turkish smoking rooms, they don't picture them in the United States. But they used to be. The Victoria Mansion showcases the grandeur of art, design, and architecture before the Civil War. Based in the 19th-century Morse-Libby house, the museum is now open to the public, although it was once in peril of being ripped down and turned into a gas station in 1940.

Visitors can tour the house to see rooms dripping with stained glass, gilded mirrors, and satin textiles. From the very large—chestnut paneled walls—to the very small—a silver salt cellar by Tiffany & Co.—the home displays the most opulent architecture and decor of the age. In addition to guided tours, the museum sponsors public lectures, discussion groups, and scholarly symposiums on 19th-century topics, like the mansion's artwork.

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