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.
Victoria Mansion Reviews
What a surprize to find this level of incredible opulence plunked down a few blocks from the waterfront/downtown area in Portland, ME. My wife and I went primarily because it was a two block walk... more »
We enjoyed our holiday visit to this majestic and unique historical landmark. Front desk volunteers were courteous and efficient. They gave us detailed printed brochures and guides about the Mansion..... more »
We had a fantastic time here. We showed up early and got a tour for $14 a person. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. The mansion had some beautiful furniture and magnificent walls. If you like architecture and art, this is definitely worth doing while in town.
Beautiful mansion! We took a tour and the guide was knowledgeable. The main difference between this location and other mansions I've toured is that this one is still being fixed up. I would recommend it for a quick dose of history though!
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