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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

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Address: 223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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+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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A great piece of history

You need to purchase your ticket at the visitors center on main street prior to going to the house and purchase them early because there are only 8 people allowed on every 30... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
ShilohPuppy
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You need to purchase your ticket at the visitors center on main street prior to going to the house and purchase them early because there are only 8 people allowed on every 30 minute tour. The ranger said it sells out quickly. We had a wonderful guide (guy with long white beard) who was filled with a lot of knowledge.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

As part of our family reunion we went to President Truman's House. There is a maximum of 8 people per tour so one of the party had to wait outside, though he had been there before. It was amazing to be walking through the house as it was when the Trumans lived there and hear the stories about them. Well... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very interesting. My grand kids (13 & 15)were completely taken by the entire experience. If your are interested in mid 20th century history and politics, this house and the Truman Library/Museum are a must see.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You must tour Truman's house if you are in the area! Start in the visitor's center and watch the short movie. You buy your house your tickets there, also. We decided to drive to the house instead of walking. There is plenty of parking. The house from the outside is simply beautiful. I was so excited to check inside out!... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The tickets to see the home are purchased from another site than the home. We did not see the upstairs of the home.

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Thank cethies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Truman Museum and Library as well as the Truman home in Independence, Missouri. I learned a great deal about the man who didn't want to be Vice President let alone president! The layout of the museum is very user friendly and the outdoor area ( gravesite) were interesting. As for the tour (park ranger ), it... More 

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Vienna, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Harry Truman Home was a very nice place to visit. The Ranger that gave us the tour was very informative and personable.

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Thank Jani J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Wonderful experience, what an amazing story of Bess and Harry Truman, their early years and the years after his presidency.

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Marshall, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The National Park Service operates this home and is located a short drive from both the Truman Library and the downtown area. You must secure your free ticket at the NPS building off the square in downtown Independence. A park ranger will escort you through the house. The home is just as it was when the Trumans lived there. Mrs.... More 

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Peoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very interesting tour of the Truman home. The NPS guide was very knowledgeable on the guided tour. Be sure to get tickets at the NPS visitor center located at a different location. They only allow 8 people at a time on the tour.

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