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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

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Lovely Tour

We paid $6 for a nice guided tour through Harry and Bess Truman's home. All furnishings are real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raymore, Missouri
Home of the President of MO

It's like stepping back in time when the Trumans lived there. The guide was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2019
Blue Springs, Missouri
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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...more
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $6 for a nice guided tour through Harry and Bess Truman's home. All furnishings are real pieces that were in the house while they lived there. Very interesting tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cherylp1922
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

So the fact that my wife and I where so close we went ahead and check out a few of the Truman sites however the government is closed and this is ran by national parks and Rec. so we were able to go in but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

It's like stepping back in time when the Trumans lived there. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in every way.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank famlang1
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Kept exactly as was when Bess Truman died, the home is a pleasure to view. We had a very knowledgeable guide who covered much of the President's activities while residing in the home. Across the street is the house Harry Truman was born in, you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ArtandGinnyNY
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A beautiful site and a well done tour with lots of interesting historical detail shared -- both my 17 year old and my 8 year old enjoyed it. So glad we went. Be sure to walk through the self guided home tour across the street...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MNH65203
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The visitor center gives a good introduction to Harry Truman's life through the film. After looking through the visitor center, touring the home is special because it has been left like it was when he & Bess lived there after his presidency. You get an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

I loved walking into Harry Truman’s home. Seeing how he lived away from the public eye was interesting. The rangers were very knowledgeable. You can only see the first floor of the house but it gives you a good idea of who the Truman’s were.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tinaann2178
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Visited 10/29/18. The visitors center was old and creaky but full of interesting stuff. See the short but informative movie. The staff was not very friendly or helpful and seemed as if they wanted to be some where besides there and this was at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Purchase your tour tickets at the Visitor's Center in Independence. There you will find a gift shop, restrooms, and a brief introductory movie about Bess and Harry Truman. Tours of the house are timed. It is a short drive to the house. You wait for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 9Buffalolady20
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

First — you have to buy your tickets at the National Park office in downtown Independence, then go to the home for the tour. No tickets are sold at the home. Tours take place at designated times and there is a short video in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gloria S
12 June 2017|
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Response from mturner123 | Property representative |
VC opens everyday at 8:30 a.m.
Scott P
27 February 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
26 August 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.