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Victoria Mansion, Portland

4.4
#2 of 13 in Museums in Portland
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. Before you visit Portland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • A beauty home , A great peek into the past . the guides are very knowledgeale and happy to answer questions . would recomend making it part of your day walking around Portland  more »
  • you get a real feel how the wealthy of the times lived in Portland and why many came to Portland to visit.  more »
  • Tried going on a day where there was a private function - even though there wasn't anything about it on the website. Tried the next day and luckily they were open! I really enjoyed our visit to the ma...  more »
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  • Love going here. Absolutely beautiful historical place. Dont miss it at Christmas time.
  • Gorgeous and visually overwhelming! Knowledgeable docents and an amazing array of decorations. Not a good choice for large groups, as the spaces are narrow and lines can form quickly.
  • Gorgeous this time of year, we always check out the Christmas display at Victoria mansion. This year, the theme was "Christmas through a kid's eyes" and it was beautiful. I highly recommend going to the mansion if you want to get into the holiday spirit.
  • Every "room host" was helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed this self-guided tour, because, it gave us the freedom to stick to a room as long as we wanted. Also, we could come back to a previously visited room. That type of flexibility was worthy of the price of admission. The Mansion also still maintains most of its original design, and all else. This "summer house" is a dream "vacation house", because of its focus on details, simplicity, and opulence.
  • Loved it! Been living in Maine for 32+ years with this experience on my bucket list. Will look forward to some more refurbishing. Hope they avail the third floor!
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