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Vaile Mansion, Independence

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Independence
Architectural Building · Historic Site
The Harvey M. Vaile Mansion is located at 1500 North Liberty Street in Independence, Missouri. Built in 1881 for businessman Harvey M. Vaile, it is a locally significant example of Second Empire architecture. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 and designated locally in 2002; it is open to the public as a museum.

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  • Delightful experience. Always uncertain when I don't see any recent reviews, and/or only Christmas photos, but not to worry: this is worth your time out of season as well. All period correct...  more »
  • I visit Vaile Mansion every year to view it in it's Christmas splendor. The mansion wasn't busy when I visited this year and the ladies let me bring in my infant son and take pictures of him in from.....  more »
  • Very knowledgeable people about the complete history giving these yours. The architecture for the period the house was built is simply incredible. A must do event if you love history and classic architecture.
  • The guide,dressed in period clothing, gives the tour as Mrs. Vaile . A butler even answers the door 😁 . The house is amazing and beautifully restored. I can't wait to go back. However, due to the stairs, the second floor is not handicap friendly.

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