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Vaile Mansion, Independence

4.5
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Independence
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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  • This beautiful Victorian style mansion was build in 1880 by Harvey Vaile in Independence Missouri. 18 months after Harvey and his wife Sophia moved into the house, Sophia died of an overdose of pain m...  more »
  • What a wonderful, beautiful older home. Some of the fireplaces costs more than the average homes of the time. It was and is a beatiful place, would not visiting again when in the area.  more »
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  • I had the most wonderful tour at the Vaile Mansion in Independence, Missouri! I was referred to this Home sight by Gary Sheridan the volunteer coordinator when I visited the old Courthouse on the Square. My tour guide was an exceptional woman named Sandy. Her knowledge of the home, history, stories about the ownership, the furnishings and fixtures, was so informative I felt I was a part of the past. And all for $6!!! Are you kidding me! Plus free parking, though I parked free at the square and walked to the mansion. I detoured along the walk to the Ginger Rodgers home, but it was not open until Wednesday.
  • Lived in Independence all my life. And have driven past the mansion many times. Today I visited it with my sister Kathryn who also had never been there. The tour guide was charming and very informative. Had a great time. Thank you.

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