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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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A look back at President Truman

A wonderful chance to look back at the life before and after he was President. The house remains... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Kansas City
Trumans old house......

This was an interesting lil museum tribute to one of our greatest presidents & his family... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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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  • Poor1%
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A wonderful chance to look back at the life before and after he was President. The house remains just how it was when his wife died, including their car! It shows what a humble man he was and how the presidency doesn't have to change...More

Thank rb517
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was an interesting lil museum tribute to one of our greatest presidents & his family. Interesting to see how humbly lived. Also check out the house adjacent where the Secret Service used to camp out with binoculars to guard Margaret until her passing. A...More

Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here while on a road trip with my family. If you like history you will love this place. It tells the story of Harry S Truman the President and the man. His home is exactly the way it was when his wife died...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here as part of a road trip that included Independence. We were here a couple of days after the eclipse midweek so it was perfect..no crowds! It is a lovely home, and the tour guide was full of information about...More

Thank bblomlie3
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." is a famous Harry Truman quote. If you'd like to see that actual kitchen, visit the home of Harry Truman in Independence, MO. The home is a very charming old Victorian. It remains completely...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Do yourself a favor and go see this especially if you are unsure. This is almost a shrine so be respectful and listen to the tour guide. I really dug Independence MO!

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited the day before the solar eclipse so I imagine the crowds that day are not typical. Park in the lot across the street and enjoy a few exhibits, short film, and small shop or pick up a map and guide or download the...More

Thank tx32f
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this on Truman's birthday, May 8, looking for a special nod to the man who ended WWII and I wasn't disappointed . First, I had to buy the ticket at the park office on the square (next to the historic jail, another good...More

Thank PostKC
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Only eight people on each half-hour tour, and tickets gave to be bought at the visitor's center five blocks away, so pick them up first thing, before they are all chained. The house us just the way it was when Bess died. The house is...More

1  Thank ChequamegonKate
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We arrived when they opend and signed up for the first tour of the day. The house is a few blocks away from the visitor center and its an easy walk. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about President Truman...More

Thank LBTampa
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Gloria S
12 June 2017|
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Response from Raymond S | Reviewed this property |
8:30am - 5pm but they stop selling tickets at 4:30pm. Also there is a video you can watch which is about what Truman did after he left the White House. I recommend watching the video and Truman's house inside is beautiful... More
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.