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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Address: 500 W. US Hwy. 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO
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+1 816-268-8200
09:00 - 17:00
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.

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I have lived in Missouri for 50 years and I ask myself, why did I wait so long to see this museum? It is worth every minute spent there. I recommend starting with the historical... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have lived in Missouri for 50 years and I ask myself, why did I wait so long to see this museum? It is worth every minute spent there. I recommend starting with the historical video first, which is shown every hour in the main auditorium. It is 45 minutes and gives a great overview of his ascent to becoming... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a well placed museum and library that was easy to find. Good basic history of his life before and after. The main floor is all about the presidency. It really laid out the major decisions he made and how they are viewed through the lens of history. I really loved the Mural in the lobby by Thomas Hart... More 

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As citizens we really owe it to ourselves to understand our nation's history, and there's probably no better way than to start to do this through visiting the Presidential Libraries and Museums. The facility is right-sized for an easy and comfortable visit. When the weather is right, the grounds and setting are very attractive enjoyable. It's instructive to learn about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Harry S Truman Presidential Museum several times. It is definitely a must-see destination if you're coming in the Kansas City area. There's so many things to see, I'm just not going to get into any particular thing. It is definitely worth your time. So if you're coming into Kansas City make sure you plan to stroll... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for the entire family. The staff is exceptional.. Make sure you have plenty of time. Lots of American history...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to have plenty of time to view everything there are a couple of videos and it is two floors. Truman accomplished a lot during his time as president that we still see the effects of today. No snacks sold there so eat before going to the library. I was there for 5 hours looking at everything. Truman's office... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving through town we saw a sign for the Truman library and thought why not tour the library! Glad that we did! Very informative, great artifacts, and just a very nice library to learn everything about Truman.

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Sherrard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on a week day and only a few other visitors were there! It was a history filled time of learning. We both learned so much about President. Truman and his family, besides learning a lot about world history. The movies were short and very informative. We spent a whole afternoon there. Would highly recommend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 8th Presidential Library. The exhibits are well labeled in chronological order. While there isn't much in the way of exhibit interaction, there is a bounty of material - both original and copies. The U.s.Forest Service Rangers were wonderfully pleasant and helpful. Museums & Libraries can always improve using new technology and materials. The Truman Library is good,... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Truman museum on the same day I visited the Eisenhower one. Some people might argue that this rushing through the museum. I found it the opposite. I like seeing two presidential museums, who served one right after the other. The museum has many wonderful artifacts and grounds. The exhibits are nice. I did have to rush through... More 

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