Chicago and Alton Depot



Address: 318 W Pacific Ave., Independence, MO 64050

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Phone: (816) 325-7955

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Price: Donation

Hours: Open Apr.-Oct., 9:30am-4:30pm Mon., Thu-Sat., 12:30-4:30pm Sun. Closed Tuedays.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vaile Mansion will be closed through the 2020 season. The Chicago & Alton Depot was built in 1879. It was moved to its current location and restored during the decade from 1992 to 2002. The two-story depot contains three rooms on the first floor which are the waiting room, stationmaster's room, and baggage room. On the second floor, four rooms, which were formerly the stationmaster's residence, are the kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and the parlor. Each of these rooms is furnished in the period circa 1879. A separate display room contains C & A artifacts. There are hundreds of C & A collectibles found throughout the depot.