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“Just as Bess left it!”

Harry S Truman National Historic Site
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Separate from the Library, this is a necessary stop to get a full understanding of Harry Truman. With everything just as the Trumans left it, you to get a real feel for the family. The personally guided tours never have more than 8 people and the "interpreter" who lead us shared his extensive knowledge of the house and the family. The small group allowed for a real exchange with this expert.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We love historical homes - and this one is wonderfully maintained. Our guide had tremendous knowledge about the Truman family and clearly loved his job. Wish we would have been there a few days later, then they would have had the garage open so you could see the family car!

The visitor center where you buy tickets has a 12 minute film that is well worth watching.

Thank ShirleyO700
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Interesting tour of a president who came from humble beginnings. Seeing his home where he lived before and after his presidency gives you a glimpse into his life. Worth the stop!

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We had a lovely tour of this modest home. Great to be in his kitchen, imagining the toaster popping & the coffee being poured.
It is a shame that you can visit only the ground floor, due, according to the park ranger, to the staircase not being safe! Really? The country can't repair a president's staircase!

Thank john a
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Before I stepped foot in the former presidents house I was expecting fancy everything. I was very mistaken. This is just a normal looking house on the inside which surprised me. It is awesome the feeling you get when you get to go inside a former presidents house.

Thank Kenneth A
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