The Vaile Mansion

Learn about the beautiful and interesting Vaile Mansion!

Why is the Vaile Mansion important in history?

The Vaile Mansion, which is located in Independence, Missouri, still glows with the love story that was once enclosed within the mansion's walls. Rumors of the Vaile Mansion being haunted have been spread by the citizens of Independence. After Mr. Vaile had died in 1894, the mansion became an inn for a short period of time. After becoming an inn, the Vaile Mansion was used as a private asylum and a sanitarium, and later became a rest home for the elderly. Not only that, but the Vaile Mansion is one of the best and most beautiful examples of Second Empire style architecture in the United States.

How was the Vaile Mansion restored?

The Vaile Mansion was restored in many ways. Such as when Mrs. Dewitt bought the mansion from Mrs. Sprague (the wife of the original owner of the Vaile Mansion) for sixty five thousand dollars. Then, Mrs. Dewitt realized that the old slate roof had a leak, so, she hired a contractor to tear down the old roof and replace it with a new slate roof of the same design. Replacing the old slate roof with a new one, cost two hundred and thirty thousand dollars! Next, the day after Mrs. Dewitt died, she left the Vaile Mansion to the city of Independence and the Historical Society. After a few years, the Historical Society payed some contractors to visit the Vaile Mansion and do some more restoration. The contractors replaced all of the windows in the mansion, and renewed the frames. It cost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in all, and there are one hundred and fourty four windows in the mansion total! But, those are only two of the of the ways the Vaile Mansion was restored.

The Vaile Mansion at it's best.

You won't be disappointed with your visit!

What will people see/ experience/ and/or do if they visit the Vaile Mansion?

If you visit the Vaile Mansion, you will experience friendly service and interesting facts from the people who work at the mansion. You will experience all of the beautiful furniture and artwork that is preserved in the Vaile Mansion. You won't be disappointed!

Plan your visit to the Vaile Mansion soon!

You won't be disappointed with your visit to the beautiful Vaile Mansion!

When can I take a tour of the Vaile Mansion?

You can take a tour of the Vaile Mansion:



Monday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday1:00 – 4:00 pm


April 1st - End of October

Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM


Closed for Decorating

November 1st-November 25th


Holiday Hours

November 25th-December 30th

Closed Dec. 23-25

Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday 1 PM - 4 PM


Admission price is:


Adults $6.00

Children/Students $3.00

Seniors/Groups $5.00