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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Nice addition to the library

Once we learned so much about Harry Truman at the library, it was really neat to see the home that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Megan M
Dayton, Minnesota, United States
via mobile
Occasional Senior Traveller

By ticket only at National Park Office on Independence Square. Refection of the forties and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kissimmee, Florida
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President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.
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  • Average7%
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once we learned so much about Harry Truman at the library, it was really neat to see the home that he lived in for so long. It was unique that the house was left just as it was when Bess died in 1982. This home...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

By ticket only at National Park Office on Independence Square. Refection of the forties and fifties Americana. Excellent docents. Part of my early history.

Thank codepat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Presidential Libraries whenever we are near one. this was a great surprise as i didn't know Independence was so close to KC. The park rangers were very informative and of great help. There is a movie to see first before you go to...More

Thank happysmoke
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visit the Truman Library and discovering again, what a great President Mr. Truman was, it was surprising to see this little (8000 sq. ft.) white house in Independence. The Truman's lived elegantly but simple on this corner of the street. Some of the articles...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very beautiful home. It must have been great growing up in this house. I wish I could have taken pictures but they said no pictures. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had.

Thank Annis A
Reviewed 1 week ago

President and Mrs. Truman's home (which was her childhood home, where they moved after they married and returned to after his term ended in January 1953) is exactly as it was when Mrs. Truman died in 1982. This ex-presdient and first lady ate breakfast in...More

Thank The_walkers21209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally were able to view the house. We had been to the library/museum prior. The park ranger Dave was so invested and respectful of the Trumans and sharing that with the group. Our group had 4 children also. We thoroughly enjoyed his interaction with...More

Thank HistoryNuts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned to visit after our visit to his Presidential Museum. However, advance tickets are necessary from the National Park Service visitor center about 5 blocks away. Our timing was off and we didn't get to tour inside the house, but did look impressive...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the house (even when a ranger complains about taxes, forgetting our taxes pay his own salary!). The house is as the Truman family left it after Bess Truman's passing. The tour emphasizes the family life and family...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (myself, wife, son, dau-in-law and two grandchildren--ages 1 and 8) visited Harry Truman's home in Independence as prelude to visiting his presidential library later that same day. Was a wonderful idea, as we saw from the humble and unpretentious accommodations what the Trumans were...More

Thank Anthony R
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Gloria S
12 June 2017|
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Response from B R | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at their website: Sunday - Saturday 8:30am-5pm.
Scott P
28 February 2017|
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Response from Megan B | Reviewed this property |
There is a metal fence surrounding the house but it does not obscure the view
27 August 2016|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an RV park. A person could google for that information.