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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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Very nice!

Part of the National Park Service and they are very strict about where you walk and please don't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home for most of Harry Truman's adult life

You must first get a free ticket at the Visitor Center which is about four blocks East of Truman's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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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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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Part of the National Park Service and they are very strict about where you walk and please don't touch anything! Other than that it was very informative and nice for history buffs!

Thank ellendoon
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must first get a free ticket at the Visitor Center which is about four blocks East of Truman's home (both are on Truman Road). Then come to the front gate of the home at the time marked on the ticket. A uniformed Park Service...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful chance to look back at the life before and after he was President. The house remains just how it was when his wife died, including their car! It shows what a humble man he was and how the presidency doesn't have to change...More

Thank rb517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting lil museum tribute to one of our greatest presidents & his family. Interesting to see how humbly lived. Also check out the house adjacent where the Secret Service used to camp out with binoculars to guard Margaret until her passing. A...More

Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here while on a road trip with my family. If you like history you will love this place. It tells the story of Harry S Truman the President and the man. His home is exactly the way it was when his wife died...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here as part of a road trip that included Independence. We were here a couple of days after the eclipse midweek so it was perfect..no crowds! It is a lovely home, and the tour guide was full of information about...More

Thank bblomlie3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." is a famous Harry Truman quote. If you'd like to see that actual kitchen, visit the home of Harry Truman in Independence, MO. The home is a very charming old Victorian. It remains completely...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and go see this especially if you are unsure. This is almost a shrine so be respectful and listen to the tour guide. I really dug Independence MO!

Thank SouthwestCrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the day before the solar eclipse so I imagine the crowds that day are not typical. Park in the lot across the street and enjoy a few exhibits, short film, and small shop or pick up a map and guide or download the...More

Thank tx32f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this on Truman's birthday, May 8, looking for a special nod to the man who ended WWII and I wasn't disappointed . First, I had to buy the ticket at the park office on the square (next to the historic jail, another good...More

Thank PostKC
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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
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 Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an RV park. A person could google for that information.