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Vaile Mansion

1500 N Liberty St, Independence, MO 64050-1821
+1 816-325-7430
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A lovely old home

Thank God that the last owner and the City of Independence had the foresight to save this home from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas S
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Memphis, Tennessee
Another Strawberry Festival "must see" for the calendar

A beautiful 1880's mansion in Independence, Mo. Enjoyed seeing this slice of history and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
L Diane B
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Olathe, Kansas
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1500 N Liberty St, Independence, MO 64050-1821
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 last owner gave the home to the City of...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 about. Hard to believe a mansion of that era still exists today.

Thank L Diane B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 the era, if not original to the house. Our guide was...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This poor house has been through a lot. My what the history it has. So sad that the original owners did not get to enjoy it for a lifetime. Our tour guide Don was won simply amazing and very knowledgeable. You can tell when someone...More

Thank welchcs
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you love historical mansions then this is the place for you. It's an even better visit if you can time it during the strawberry festival. The tour isn't very long, but if you appreciate the details of the turn of the century you will...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I work for hotel chain and our GM took some of us to see the Christmas tour. It was fabulous !!and beautiful.The tour guide had a great sense of humor. The tour was great, I learned so much.will not disappoint.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The tour allows you to see the entire first and second floors. For those that think they are missing out on a great deal of the house, you are not. The basement is nothing to see and the third floor is not open to the...More

1  Thank kcbarbie
Reviewed 17 January 2017

To be very honest, some friends from ours that live out of town wanted to visit the mansion while they were here for Christmas after finding the mansion on some historical website. It sounded kinda cool, but we were not thrilled to drive to Independence...More

Thank Hope C
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The tour guide was quite knowledgeable of the history of the mansion, as well as interesting. While giving the history and information of the 'Music Room', he actually played the old 'pump' organ and I was surprised that it still sounded so good. The one...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Unique Xmas decorations in each room that change annually. Spooky-looking place, though. Admission fee $6 was reasonable.

Thank Peggy1508
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Travis40
Can you explore the entire mansion?
1 April 2016|
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Response from Kess1026 |
Guests visiting the Vaile mansion have access to the 1st and 2nd floor. Due to fire code restrictions the third floor and up are off limits, because there is only one way up and one way down. Very unsafe if there was ever... More
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Maranda H
Can you take Pictures when on the tour?
8 December 2015|
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Response from Kess1026 |
Pictures are welcome to be taken on the tour, just be sure to let your guide know so we can make sure that other guests or ourselves don't accidentally get in the way of your pictures, please.
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