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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-268-8200
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Another great Presidential Library

We have enjoyed the Kennedy and Clinton libraries and this one was as enjoyable. Two excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Wild About Harry

The museum did an excellent job of showing the life of Harry S. Truman. There was so much to see I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda M
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
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500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-268-8200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed the Kennedy and Clinton libraries and this one was as enjoyable. Two excellent films and two floors of excellent exhibits. We learned a lot about Truman from this museum as well as a visit to his home. This was well worth the...More

Thank ArizonaMom54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum did an excellent job of showing the life of Harry S. Truman. There was so much to see I didn't get to all of it. The 40 minute movie was a great overview for those who don't know much about Truman.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most amazing museum’s we have ever visited and tells the story not only of one of America’s best (and unsung) presidents but also the times he lived in. If you lived during post World War II period,the 1950s and the...More

Thank Gryfudd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harry Truman Library and Museum is one of the best historical sites I have ever visited. Plan for 3-4 hrs, The exhibits don't make Harry into a saint, but it does explain the very difficult issues of his time he dealt with. He was...More

Thank K581
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The style of presentation and the design of the museum is a bit dry and dated. However, there is plenty to learn here about President Truman and how he was affected by and affected, life in the 1940s. Significant attention is given to his decision...More

Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed across the street from the Harry S Truman house and the beginning of the Truman walk (at The Higher Ground Hotel) and the owners highly recommended we visit the Harry S Truman Library and Museum to complete our experience. We spent an entire...More

Thank JoeMarlin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, this is a must. The library is situated on a hill with lots of green. The library is a walk into the past. WW I and II. From the courtyard you can look into President Truman's office. A look...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has great exhibits explaining many aspects of Truman's life and his presidency. To prepare (or to follow up after visit) read the excellent book "Truman" by David McCullough - or view the PBS video series.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive Service. Historical. Interesting. Interactive. Beautiful. Insightful. $8. Time consuming. Go.

1  Thank Boogle47
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a minute to visit President Truman's grave. You can see his grave for free just tell them that's all you want to see and they'll give you a souvenir ticket and let you in. The grounds are beautiful. This was the first...More

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Jeff D
3 November 2016|
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Response from ShilohPuppy | Reviewed this property |
it took us about 2 1/2 hours. We did not see the 45 minute movie though and wish we would have.
22 July 2016|
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
We paid $8 each. From the website ... Admission to the Truman Library and Museum is: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older $3 for children ages 6 to 15 Free for children 5 years and under There is no admission to... More
26 June 2016|
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Response from Grace C | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It's a private foundation and not part of the national parks