The Vaile Mansion
1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, Missouri 64050 • (816) 325-7430

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On behalf of the Vaile Victorian Society and the City of Independence, Missouri - welcome to one of our community’s most valued treasures.  For more than 28 years its has been an honor to be stewards of the Vaile’s amazing legacy.  Throughout the years this remarkable residence has been recognized across the nation:

on A & E's America's Castles national TV show
in USA TODAY as a "Christmas Castle"
in Victorian Homes national magazine
on HGTV's Christmas Across America
in the 1999 book, National Geographic’s Guide to America's Great Houses

Welcome to the Vaile Mansion

Built in 1881, the Vaile stands as one of our nation’s premiere example of Second Empire victorian architecture.  But that is just the beginning of the story of over a century of history that has unfolded in this house.

Upcoming Events

November 28th through

December 30th

“Victorian Christmas Magic”

Tour the elegant rooms with marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers decorated with elves, pixies, snowmen, and fairies in a magical setting.

Mansion Open:

Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM

Adults $6, Children $2


And while in Independence...

Rich in history, Independence offers twenty heritage attractions from the Civil War to President Harry Truman. Add in great shopping, restaurants, lodging and a special event at the new Independence Events Center. For more information see