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Vaile Mansion, Independence

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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Very casual tour of home while being told of the unique family that occupied it and what became of it in the next century. I attended during the free museum day but it is very reasonable price and onl...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    As many times as I’ve driven by, I never stopped and did the tour. It was well worth a couple bucks. The guy leading the tour had been an ambulance driver in the area back in the 1960s. He had some ve...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Years ago, I visited and purchased my mom (maiden name 'Vaile') a lifetime membership to the Mansion's Historic Society. Since that time, I've served as a diplomat in numerous European cities, marryin...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Exelent mansion realy nice inside and outside
  • June 3, 2017
    Lots of vendors. Get here early for good parking
  • February 14, 2017
    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.
  • September 21, 2016
    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
  • June 3, 2017
    It's like walking back in time! Love it!

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