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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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Wonderful site and library

We have been to many presidential libraries, and we thought the Truman library was very even-handed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
SKO4444
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San Diego, California
His coat and hat are hanging on the hook.

Feels like you're in grandmothers kitchen. you can see where the wallpaper is worn. He was a real... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Leslieann111
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Mountain Village, Colorado
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“park ranger” (24 reviews)
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to many presidential libraries, and we thought the Truman library was very even-handed in it's presentation of President Truman

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Feels like you're in grandmothers kitchen. you can see where the wallpaper is worn. He was a real person with a real family. He walked thru this neighborhood every day and the story of meeting his wife and taking care of his mother was great!...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

nice to see some of the house but much is closed to public. 15 min. tour. the guide had good knowledge but short in time.overall not to bad

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Moving experience. Felt like we were there to visit the Truman's and they had just stepped out of the house. Guide was well versed and respectfully entertaining. Also drove down and saw the Truman farm. Showed another dimension to his early life.

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We very much enjoyed visiting this gem of a place. The guide was very knowledgeable with the history and how this came to be in the possession of the U.S. Government! Totally worth the trip.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Our park ranger who led our tour made it great! The house is beautiful and untouched. Seeing Truman’s hat, cane and jacket hung right where he last left them — kind of gives you a sense of awe. Very special and nice tour. Only reason...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

First, to tour the Truman home, you need tickets from the Visitor Center for a specific time. People were turned away when we were there as they hadn’t realized this. The Visitor Center was a few blocks from the house with a parking lot across...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Tour begins with a short, yet informative video at the NPS Visitors Center. Visitors then make their way (on your own) 5 blocks to the home for the guided tour. It is walkable, but is 5 long blocks. Tours are limited to 8 visitors and...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Driving through Independence, we decided to swing by to see the Truman Historic Site. The Visitors Center is a few blocks east of the Truman home. The Center has a short 12 minute video about the Truman’s, a few artifacts, and the junior ranger program...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Beautiful home. You walk inside and it is exactly like it was when Mrs. Truman passed away. Same furniture and accessories throughout. President Truman's and Mrs Truman's coats were still handing on the hook by the back door where they were last placed by them....More

Thank Linda J
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Gloria S
June 11, 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
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Scott P
February 27, 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
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suemike79
August 26, 2016|
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Response from TCG_9 | Reviewed this property |
Higher Ground Hotel directly across street. Stayed there recently and can't fault. Close to shops restaurants.
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