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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

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Address: 223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
Phone Number: +1 816-254-9929
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President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism...

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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Midwest America in politics

This is a wonderful place to see Truman's home and the neighborhood he knew so well. Goes a long way to demonstrate how American character got forged in patriotic Midwesterners.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Winchester, KY, United States
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Winchester, KY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to see Truman's home and the neighborhood he knew so well. Goes a long way to demonstrate how American character got forged in patriotic Midwesterners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very intimate look into the private life of a former President. Mr. Truman returned humbly to this quaint home after eight years in the White House. The house tour is led by a knowledgeable Park Ranger. No photography is allowed inside the house. This is a must see for those who love history, biography, and political science.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very complicated just to get tickets several blocks away in driving distance to get in this building. I finally gave up

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I gave this a 3 because the house was very interesting but the woman at the visitor center was not friendly and not helpful. She gave very basic information, didn't smile and offered no guidance on the highlights of Independence. We felt like we were bothering her. She was not a good representative of the national park service.

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Hockley, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I never thought much of President Truman I found his home, and how he obtained it, interesting. He lived with his mother-in-law and brothers-in-law lived next door; they ate dinner together often. Our guide discussed how he would meet with past and present presidents, and other famous individuals, and after 30 minutes would get up from his chair and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time to drive by and to enjoy the beauty of the home and its grounds. It was not possible to tour the inside on a quick trip through Independence, but just seeing the home and its surrounding neighborhood gave us a sense of what it was like during President Truman's time.

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Williamstown NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Truman house. The tour was a small group group just 4 of us at 10am took about half hour.. You need to buy tickets downtown about 8 blocks away. We learned some interesting information about President Truman and his life. We were surprised how low key he lived even after his Presidency. The house is intact almost... More 

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Neligh, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First you stop at the visitors center and get a ticket. Your tour is a small group. Wonderful park rangers to tell the history of Truman and his family. The house brings back wonderful memories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a different deal than the Presidential Library. Tour of the Trumans house and other historic houses in the neighborhood were good. NPS rangers very cordial and knowledgeable. Self Walking tours well done. Makes a full day with the Library.

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Ontario, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like looking a a historic house.. than this is a good place.... not very exciting, but still history on a street... not a must see, but still interesting.

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