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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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  • 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 »
  • A beautiful 1880's mansion in Independence, Mo. Enjoyed seeing this slice of history and the stories behind the original owners/builder. For the history buff it's a wonderful sight to see and learn ab...  more »
  • This is a very interesting tour, especially if you are curious about the Victorian era way of life. The painted ceilings have been beautifully restored and all of the furnishings and costumes are from...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It's like walking back in time! Love it!
  • Beautiful place. Worth a vist.
  • 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