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Celebrate the Holidays in the Spirit of Christmas Past. Open day after Thanksgiving-December 30 (Closed Dec 23-25)

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).

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 Stop 1

Vaile Mansion Vaile Mansion

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. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7430
$6 adults, $3 children

Allow 45 minutes

www.vailemansion.org




 Stop 2

1859 Marshal's Home & Museum 1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

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 children

Allow 45 minutes

www.jchs.org




 Stop 3

Lunch & Shopping on the Historic Square Lunch & Shopping on the Historic Square

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 & Lexington
Independence, MO 64050

Allow 1 hour & 30 minutes




 Stop 4

Bingham Waggoner Estate Bingham- Waggoner Estate

"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. Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 461-3491
$6 adults, $3 children

Allow 1 hour

www.bwestate.org




 Stop 5

Angel Lady Angel Lady

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 St
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 252-5300

Allow 30 minutes




 Optional

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Optional Day 2 Activities)

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 Hwy
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 268-8200

www.trumanlibrary.org




Truman Home Visitor Truman Home Visitor/Information Center Slide Show

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. Main
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 254-9929

www.nps.gov/hstr




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Booking Information

Package price includes lodging accommodations for one night and two adult tickets to each site (lunches and optional activities are not included).

Hotel Name Rate Book It
Best Western Truman Inn
4048 S. Lynn Court Dr.
Independence, MO 64055
$127.50 - $186.50 (816) 254-0100
(800) 937-8376
Comfort Suites
19751 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
$124.99 - 2 adults, 1 night, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, 2 tickets to each site

(816) 373-9880
Higher Ground Hotel
(formerly Olive Branch Inn)
200 N. Delaware
Independence, MO 64050
$125 - 2 adults, 1 night
 Additional night: $75.00
(877) 836-0292
(816) 836-0292
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
19901 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64057
$134.99 - 2 adults, 1 night, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, 2 tickets to each site
(816) 795-8889
(866) 631-6331
Hawthorn, A Bed & Breakfast
1 Hawthorne Place
Independence, MO 64052 
$168.90-$238.90 - 2 adults, 1 night
Additional Adults: $25.00 + package
Children: $25.00 (12 & over)
Additional night: $119.00-$189.00
(816) 252-2607




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