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Vaile Mansion, Independence

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Architectural Building Historic Site
The 31 room mansionwas built in 1881 by tycoon Harvey Vaile. Recognized as on of the finest examples of Second Empire Victorian architecture in the U.S.
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  • Every room was packed with Victorian furniture and stuff. Tubs were lined with copper. This house has had many uses over the years. Glad it is a museum now. Wish we lived closer so we could see it at ...  more »
  • Some interesting local history in this home. The architecture and decor has European influence which includes (at the time) a scandalous mural above the master bed and some interesting faces embedded ...  more »
  • Thank God that the last owner and the City of Independence had the foresight to save this home from progress. The structure had a hard life, a school, mental institution and then a nursing home. The l...  more »
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  • Exelent mansion realy nice inside and outside
  • Lots of vendors. Get here early for good parking
  • The Vaile mansion was kind enough to let us do a photoshoot there. I work for Vintage KC Magazine and we worked with a designer and several models to do a Victorian inspired fashion shoot. The Vaile volunteers were amazing and the entire mansion was gorgeous! They do several events throughout the year to allow the public to view the mansion.
  • This is a hidden gem in Independence MO. Absolutely breathtaking beautiful house and grounds. We took a Christmas tour. The tour guide we had was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the house. If you like taking pictures this is a great place. A must see for anyone in the Kansas City area
  • It's like walking back in time! Love it!

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