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Victoria Mansion, Portland

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Take time to appreciate the distinctive original interiors and architecture of 19th-century Victoria Mansion. Since it opened to the public in 1941, the museum has been renowned for its commitment to preservation. This home site is best known for its brownstone exterior and lavish interior design and furnishings. Take a tour to develop an understanding of the opulent lifestyle of its former inhabitants, the Libbys, who moved out of their residence in 1928. You'll experience the architectural vision of its creator, Henry Austin, the artistic works of Giuseppe Guidicini, and the interior decor of Gustave Herter. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1971. See Victoria Mansion and all Portland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Portland trip itinerary planner.
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You'll discover a number of hotels in Portland's waterfront area--one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods--that offer proximity to a selection of restaurants and bars. If bed and breakfasts are more your style, look to the city's West End, where a number of establishments sit alongside fine 19th-century mansions. Those interested in staying in Munjoy Hill can find a number of vacation rentals there.
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  • Just a spectacular mansion with a history that is staggering ... and 95% of the original art, furnishings, even silverware and china ...and docents and museum director that will blow your socks off wi...  more »
  • Victoria Mansion is an outstanding place and a beautiful piece of history! As a Brit as I have toured my fair share of historical buildings but this one is still something to marvel at. With 90% of th...  more »
  • We were only in town for two days, the second of which rain was predicted, so we planned on going to the Mansion on the holiday... only to find that they're not open. Bummer. One would think that a to...  more »
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  • Neat looking house, but we didn't go on the tour because it was a bit pricey. Also looked to be under a lot of construction on the inside from what we could see. It would have been nice to allow a quick walk through for a couple of dollars or something.
  • Very interesting place to visit. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Ask a lot of questions - they are there to help you. Don't forget to read the binders outside each of the rooms. They had additional information not found in the museum brochures.
  • Architectural gem in the heart of Portland. Not to be missed. Amazing Herter designed interiors, furniture and housewares. You won't see a collection like this anywhere else.
  • Very nice. Definitely worth a visit. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.
  • Stunning museum lovingly cared for by it's friends and docents. A must do for Portland.