Victoria Mansion

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109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101 109 Danforth St, Portland Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Open All Hours
+12077724841
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    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | 2 days ago
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the home is worth seeing.
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Report | 8 days ago
The house is filled with furniture and accessories authentic to the house. The docents are friendly, charming and knowledgeable. Gorgeous place. Interesting history. Nice gift shop.
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Report | 9 days ago
What we were able to see was very nice, and the volunteer docents were very helpful. One roomful was in the midst of renovations and the upper floors were not available for viewing.
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Report | 11 days ago
Possibly the most elegant building I've ever been in. Rough on the outside with the popular choice at the time of build, but beyond words beautiful inside and definitely haunted, which is exciting. The front room is currently being renovated, so wait for December. I've heard from insiders that the Christmas decor is their best feature. Perfect for connoisseurs of antique furnishings and decor.
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Report | 16 days ago
Definitely worth your time while in Portland. Very beautiful and interesting home. Even my teenage boys--who were less than enthusiastic about touring "an old house"--found it interesting! Thanks, I'm sure, to the engaging guide. A couple of good things to know: tours are twice hourly (call for times to make sure!) in the summer at least, and there is street parking; no dedicated lot.
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Report | 19 days ago
A very good tour leader but they need a better buyer for the gift shop. We had to wait for our tour for 44 minutes and I tried to find a couple of gifts to take home but to no avail.
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Report | 19 days ago
The tour director was very informative. The Mansions is very amazing in architect and style for the era.
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Report | 20 days ago
Take children 10 or older here.
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Report | a month ago
One could tell that our tour guide loves Victoria Mansion and her job. She did an excellent tour of a bygone era.
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Report | a month ago
The tour volunteers had a lot of interesting information. It's beautiful house and love seeing the house. Kept imagining how people lived then, both the rich and poor. Glad kept for history and not turned into some office buildings or rentals broken up. Go see them and keep the house alive.
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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 silk 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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