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Victoria Mansion

Built between 1858 to 1860, Victoria Mansion is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark in Portland, ME.

Victoria Mansion is an outstanding example of nineteenth-century American architecture and design. With remarkably intact original interiors and decorations, it survives as a unique example of the princely palaces created for America's wealthiest citizens in the pre-Civil War era.

Also known as the Morse-Libby House, the Mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 for Ruggles Sylvester Morse and his wife, Olive Ring Merrill Morse. A native of Maine, Morse made his fortune as the proprietor of luxury hotels in New Orleans during the 1850s. His experience as a hotelier shaped his taste in design, and when the time came to build a summer home, he sought out some of the nation's leading designers including Gustave Herter and Henry Austin.

  • Address 109 Danforth Street
    Portland, Maine 04101
  • Phone (207) 772-4841
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  • Payments Accepted Cash, credit, or check
  • Hours Regular Season: Open Daily May 1- October 31, 10:00am-3:45pm Closed July 4, Memorial Day, and Labor Day Holiday Season: Open Daily, 10:00am-3:45pm Mondays 10:00am-6:30pm Closed Christmas and New Years Day

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