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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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We visited this museum today and were very impressed. It was well laid out and extremely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ssutt45
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Dublin, Ohio
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Well Worth a Visit

This is a very well curated collection of WWII history and memorabilia. What we thought we knew... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
agatha56
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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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
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+1 816-268-8200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum today and were very impressed. It was well laid out and extremely interesting. Allow at least 2 hours to appreciate all it has to offer.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very well curated collection of WWII history and memorabilia. What we thought we knew about President Truman was truly only the tip of the iceberg, from his start in life through his presidency. The world was a very treacherous place during the...More

Thank agatha56
Reviewed 4 days ago

Learned so much from the introductory film self-guided tour of the museum. Displays and artifacts captured the life of Truman, from his early years to his life after the presidency. We viewed the museum from start to finish and the display of the oval office...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Truman library is very informative and interesting. It is a self guided tour so take as much time as you need to learn all about Harry S. Truman, his Presidency and family. We particularly enjoyed the war years when Harry served in the military....More

Thank 9Buffalolady20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew a little about President Truman before our visit, but learned so much more. I didn't realize he had only been Vice President a few months when Roosevelt died. Then another short turn around before he had to decide about The Bomb. Wow, tough...More

Thank J-9inIA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent nearly one whole day going through all the exhibits. The displays where informative and inviting. We like history. And this was on our list to do and we were not disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing museum with lots of documents and items from the life and presidency of Harry Truman, including the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign that was on his desk in the Oval Office.

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a Truman and or presidential history buff, plan on spending at least 2.5 hours at the Library and Museum. The facility does a fine job of telling the Truman story. Some films allow guests to choose how they would have confronted major decisions...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Harry S Truman, 33rd President (1945 -53), 1884 - 1972, Presidents Library and Museum, is located at 500 West US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050, 816-268-8200, very minimal $8 entry fee. It’s the first Presidential Library built under the 1955 Library Act, and it’s...More

Thank 977samd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is a fantastic slice of history. It highlight Truman's place in history. The library is located in a area that has seen some social decay surrounded by run down neighbourhoods, with the museum really standing out as a...More

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jpwiebel
17 September 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
. It depends on whether you're a looker or a looker-reader. Their graves are in the courtyard and you can visit Truman's office which looks the same as when he was alive.
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Etonian30
11 March 2018|
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Response from elc51 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I just don't know. Suggest calling them.
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Etonian30
11 March 2018|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. They had a large parking lot close by for busses.
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Schuyler T
22 January 2018|
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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.
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