Vaile Mansion – Independence, Missouri Colorful ceiling murals, lavish furnishings, hand-painted murals and whimsical detailing make this home a "must see."
Built by Colonel and Mrs. Harvey Vaile in 1881. The 31 room mansion includes 9 marble fireplaces, spectacular painted ceilings, flushing toilets, a built-in 6,000 gallon water tank, and a 48,000 gallon wine cellar.
This mansion is one of the best examples of Second Empire style architecture in the United States.
Hours of Operation
April to October
Day of week Time
Mon – Sat 10 AM to 4 PM
Sun 1 PM to 4 PM
Nov 24 to Dec 30
During normal hours of operation Holiday tours Classic Victorian Christmas
A profusion of ribbons, lace, cherubs, angels, garlands, and bells make each room a portrait of Victorian splendor.
Admission: Admission: $5 adults; $4.50 seniors;
$2 Children/Students; $4.50 Group Rates
The mansion has a number of special events throughout the year for visitors. Contact one of the following for an update of the dates and events:
Mansion Phone: (816)325-7430
Tourism Phone: (816)325-7111
Vaile Victorian Society contact: (816)229-8293
Location: 1500 N. Liberty Take I-435 North of I-70. Exit on US 24, go 5 miles east to Liberty Street (the first stop light east of the Truman Museum & Library). Go North approximately 4 blocks to 1500 N. Liberty Street.