Victoria Mansion

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Victoria Mansion featuring a house, heritage elements and interior views

Visit the remarkably preserved 19th-century manor house, located in downtown Portland. Get an authentic impression of life during that era.

Step back in time at Victoria Mansion. Located in downtown Portland, the house, which is also known as the Morse-Libby House, transports its visitors to the high society of the late 1800s. From silver-plated doorknobs to carved marble mantles, every detail is a study in Victorian-era opulence.

Victoria Mansion was built as a summer residence for Ruggles Sylvester Morse, a Maine native who made his fortune as a hotelier in New Orleans. Completed in 1860, the home still contains the majority of its original decor. Discover its impressive collection of Victorian-era furniture, paintings and more.

Admire the extravagant architecture of the mansion, which is designed in the style of an Italian villa. The brownstone building sits on a tidy plot in the heart of downtown Portland.

The interiors of Victoria Mansion are even more splendid than its exteriors. Check out the stunning stained-glass skylight in the main hall, which measures 25 feet (8 meters) long. Examine the mahogany carved staircase, which is topped by two massive gasoliers. Gaze up at the ceiling, where painted Italian frescoes are framed by scrolled woodwork.

Each room in the three-story mansion, from the parlor to the bedrooms, offers an accurate representation of the privileged life of a 19th-century Maine family.

Ensure the most complete visit with a guided tour. Explore Victoria Mansion and learn about its architecture and decor. Led by a knowledgeable docent, find out about the people who lived here, listen to anecdotes from its history and glean information about recent restoration efforts. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, take a self-guided tour.

Purchase a gift or souvenir from the Carriage House Museum Shop. Browse from a selection of Victorian-inspired books, jewelry, ornaments, toys and more.

Visit Victoria Mansion daily during its regular season, which runs from May through October. Purchase tickets at the Carriage House, located next to the mansion.

See the house in all its festive glory during its special holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend to early January.

Top Hotels Close to Victoria Mansion

Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
88 Spring St, Portland, ME
The price is $220 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Charles Q. Clapp House and Cross Insurance Arena. Portland Museum of Art and McLellan-Sweat ...
4.3/5Excellent! (957 reviews)
"Great property. Location can't be beat for attending events at the Cross Insurance Center. Staff was great (thanks Bevin). Food at the Port of Call was delicious. Parking on site. We will return!!!"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is $259 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portland Museum of Art and Cross Insurance Arena. Hadlock Field and University of Southern ...
4.2/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Property was clean and staff was excellent!"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $288 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cross Insurance Arena, Monument Square, and Maine Historical Society. Port City Music ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Very friendly and efficient staff; hotel was clean, beds comfortable; breakfast was delicious.. Didn't like the smell coming from our a/c unit. They seem to allow a large number of rooms to have dogs, which I think may hav contributed to this unfortunate situation. We weren't able to use the a/c; ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

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Inn at St John Portland In-Town
Inn at St John Portland In-Town
2.5 out of 5
939 Congress St, Portland, ME
The price is $119 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is $259 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
88 Spring St, Portland, ME
The price is $220 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is $288 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront
Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront
9 Center Street, Portland, ME
The price is $297 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port
Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port
3 out of 5
433 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $299 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
209 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is $253 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
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Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
3 out of 5
321 Commercial St, Portland, ME
The price is $189 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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Aloft Portland, ME
Aloft Portland, ME
3 out of 5
379 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
The price is $199 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Aloft Portland, ME
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