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“great little side trip”

Harry S. Truman Little White House
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US$16.13*
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Harry S. Truman Little White House Admission
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US$64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami
Ranked #5 of 177 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: As Florida’s only presidential museum, the Harry S. Truman Little White House was the winter White House for this country's 33rd president. Truman spent 175 days during 13 vacations in the home that is filled with original furnishing and memorabilia from Truman’s days. Presidents Taft, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter and Clinton also used the house. Guided tours offer guests a window into the world President Truman and life of a US president.
South Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great little side trip”
Reviewed 21 June 2008

As has been written before, the knowledge and wit of the tour guides make the tour wonderful. They really know their stuff, and you learn about history without even knowing you are learning. I felt like a met President Truman personally after touring the house. The tour was quite short, maybe an hour if that. There were places to sit in the shade before the tour started and while we watched a video during the tour, then again after. Not a lot of walking, but some steep stairs. My only complaint was that they were working on the air conditioning and it was extremely HOT in some parts of the house. That made it authentic, but still uncomfortable in a large group

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed 23 March 2008

Our guide was excellent! I learned a lot about our previous president, and was pleased to find a lot of the items in the house were from the period he occupied it. The building is in very good condition, and this tour should not be missed.

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Minnesota
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“great educational tour”
Reviewed 26 February 2008

The guide was personable, knowledgable, and fun. The Truman Little White House tour was better for the history than for the building itself. We learned about Key West, other presidents, American history, recent developments concerning the facility, and especially about President Truman. The price is typical of the Key West admissions and I felt it was very worthwhile. Plan on an hour.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Well worth the tour”
Reviewed 25 February 2008

As compared to the Cat Farm (Hemingway house) This tour is a MUST see! The house is undergoing historical preservation and showed some signs as such, but this just added to the tour.

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Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Just not exciting for kids and sore feet”
Reviewed 13 November 2007

I dont really recommend this tour to people that have kids and are just tired and have sore feet.
Dont get me wrong, it was an interesting tour but my feet hurt and there was no place to rest them before or after the tour and some folks had cranky kids with them and it just made them more cranky not being able to run around and touch things.

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