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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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Closed on Sunday. Nice house to look at on the outside. Great architecture. Well maintained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carl B
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
via mobile
Finally a tour of the home

We stopped at the visitor’s center several years ago when we were doing a tour of Missouri... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MeryMeCo
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Galesburg, Illinois
via mobile
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (53 reviews)
“park ranger” (24 reviews)
“park service” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Closed on Sunday. Nice house to look at on the outside. Great architecture. Well maintained exterior.

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the visitor’s center several years ago when we were doing a tour of Missouri battlefield sites from the 1864 raid of Sterling Price. But we didn’t have time to go through the Truman house or presidential library. This time we made time...More

Thank MeryMeCo
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This site makes Harry, Bess and Margaret Truman come alive as people. It's a terrific companion to the Truman Library & Museum, which has excellent exhibits on Truman's years as president. Truman is consistently ranked among the top ten U.S. presidents these days. Our visit...More

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Truman home tours are very popular. Visitors purchase tour tickets 5 blocks away at the visitors center and they choose an available time (tours only for up to eight people) When my mom and I arrived around 10am, the earliest option was 11am. Luckily...More

Thank cameroncuster
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed seeing where the Trumans lived and hearing the history. The guide is very knowledgeable and helpful in learning about the family. Recommend everyone visiting.

Thank Judy11042013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to a president’s house gives an unrivaled view into his approach to family and home, and President Truman’s home is no exception. The park ranger walked us through the house and through the Truman family life in Independence. A frugal family, the guide...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compliments a visit to the Truman Library and Museum. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The tour is only about 30 minutes. They only allow a small group at time so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Thank jeffrey90038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was crazy to see the house intact, his coat and hat that he traditionally wore, hanging where he left it. The entire house is lived in and shows how his life was. Definitely worth the tour!

Thank waterlover19
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to a Presidential Library and it was a perfect visit !Well organized, lots of space to hold a lot of visitors, easy to understand and lots of information! The staff was very helpful and easy to talk to. Plus we...More

Thank Rita N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Remember to go to a park services first if you want to tour the house. You have to get tickets for timed entry. We just drove past.

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Gloria S
12 June 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
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
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suemike79
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.
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