The elegance and beauty of the Vaile Mansion is a perfect setting for "Fashionable Victorian Christmas," while "Spirit of Christmas Past" is celebrated at the Bingham -Waggoner Estate. At the Marshal's Home, "A Simple Old Fashion Christmas", enjoy the charming warmth of the 1850s home decorated simply with homemade wreaths, ribbons and ornaments. Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).
Elegant wreaths, lavish ornaments, beads and garlands with touches of shiny silver enhance the beauty of the mansion as "Fashionable Victorian Christmas" is celebrated.
The 31-room Second Empire Victorian Mansion boasts hand-painted and stenciled ceilings and elaborate hand- graining on woodwork.
1500 N. LibertyIndependence, MO 64050(816) 325-7430$6 adults, $3 childrenAllow 45 minuteswww.vailemansion.org
Enjoy the charming warmth of the 1850s home decorated simply with homemade wreaths, ornaments and ribbons. "A Simple Old Fashion Christmas."
217 N. Main St.Independence, MO 64050(816) 461-1897$6 adults, $3 childrenAllow 45 minuteswww.jchs.org
Choose one of seven unique restaurants on beautiful lighted Independence Square. Take in charming holiday windows, sleigh rides, antique stores and numerous one-of-a-kind shops with seasonal food and merchandise.
Main & LexingtonIndependence, MO 64050Allow 1 hour & 30 minutes
"Spirit of Christmas Past" and all through the home delight in an abundance of twinkling trees, sumptious wreaths and boughs of greenery. Holiday treats, spiced tea and coffee will be served in the third floor tea room. Stop by the Carriage House Gift Shop for beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts.
313 W. PacificIndependence, MO 64050(816) 461-3491$6 adults, $3 childrenAllow 1 hourwww.bwestate.org
This unique gift shop has five rooms filled with more than 35,000 angels from all over the world and an expanded selection of Christmas wreaths during the holiday season.
216 South Spring StIndependence, MO 64050(816) 252-5300Allow 30 minutes
View the museum's two permanent exhibitions, Harry S Truman: The Presidental Years and Harry S Truman: His Life and Times. And enjoy a film by producer Charles Guggenheim.
500 W. 24 HwyIndependence, MO 64050(816) 268-8200www.trumanlibrary.org
President Harry Truman called Christmas the "Great Home Festival" and he called Independence home. A special holiday exhibit at the Visitors Center features Truman Christmas memorabilia.
223 N. MainIndependence, MO 64050(816) 254-9929www.nps.gov/hstr
Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).
City of Independence Department of Tourism