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“Historical Site worth the visit”

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
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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.
st louis
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Historical Site worth the visit”
Reviewed 1 May 2009

We hit this attraction later in the day. History of this house & location are very interesting. You gain respect for President Truman thru this visit & feel like you get to know more of this era. Beautiful area & setting. Well worth the stop.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pricey, but great tour and awesome tour guide”
Reviewed 17 April 2009

We arrived just a tour was started. The desk clerk advised it was $15 per person admission. We were mulling about it and he said here are 2 free tickets and if you like the tour, just pay me in the end. So off we went to catch up with the tour.

First thing they tell you is 95% of the stuff inside is ORIGINAL! And that you can't take pictures inside. That was really disappointing and we regretfully put our camera away. They walked us into a room with a bunch of chairs and played a short 10ish minute video clip telling you about Truman. After that the real tour begins and they take you around the house explaining everything. I can't recall our tour guides name, but she used to be a teacher and gave about the best tour I've ever had anywhere.

While I think that $15 for a 45 minute tour is excessive, I felt obligated to pay since he said he's never had someone who gets the free tickets not pay in the end. So $30 for two people. I wouldn't take the kids, unless they're over 17 and into history, otherwise your wasting your money on them.

One thing they tout as being so great is that Truman used to play poker there with someone from the Supreme Court and the head of NBC and no one ever found out. All of the staff seem proud to work there.

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Naples FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A Must See in Key West”
Reviewed 15 April 2009

This was the best stop on our Trip. The tour provides you a great insight into this President's life and values. He refused air conditioning because it cost too much ( A huge change from today's Politcians). The tour guides provide a great insight into the man and the events in various rooms of the sprawling home.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“If you are a history buff, you will love it.”
Reviewed 10 April 2009

The property was very interesting and the tour guide was a wealth of information.

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philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth seeing”
Reviewed 24 February 2009

This was more interesting than my wife had I expected. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining which really helped make it worth while. It's a 45 minute tour which takes you back in time.

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