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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 interesting

Well preserved. We loved the history of the place and the antique feel of the home. Our guide was... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Doug W
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Littleton, CO
Better than Expected

I loved the tour of this home. Its as it was when H.S. Truman lived there, even has his coat and... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Elma D
,
Puyallup
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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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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Well preserved. We loved the history of the place and the antique feel of the home. Our guide was very informative and made the place come alive. We highly recommend in conjunction with a visit to the library and museum.

Thank Doug W
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I loved the tour of this home. Its as it was when H.S. Truman lived there, even has his coat and hat hanging in the hall and his car in the garage. The tour and the guide really gave insight into how ordinary Truman was....More

Thank Elma D
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Unfortunately, I was here on a Monday when it was closed, but the outside looked wonderful. The simple history of the site is worth the visit. I googled pics of the inside and the history of the house, though, so it all came together.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

There is not much to this other than going inside the house that Truman lived in, but it is nice to see where President Truman spent a lot of his adult life, and that he was just a pretty normal guy. There is also a...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

So I was unaware that you could go through this house...but glad I did. You have to go about 4 blocks east of the house to buy tickets to for a house tour from the park service. The house gives you a glimpse of life...More

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Harry and Bess Truman's personal home can be toured. Tickets are obtained from the Visitor's Center on N Main. Tickets are $5, but free with a National Parks membership. Tours of the house are guided. The house was bequeathed to the US by Bess Truman...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you have children, they can earn their junior ranger badge. They have a great visitor center and loved my individual tour of the home.

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a short tour of the house that Harry S. Truman lived in before and after he was president. It was actually his wife's family home. Very interesting facts about the President's personal life. I very much enjoyed it.

Thank risher70
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited the Truman home on a sunny fall day. The home is filled with interesting items that tell the story of Bess and Harry's life in Independence, Missouri. The home, build by Bess' father, is actually a very impressive home that is over 8,000...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

After studying the life of Harry Truman and after hours of pouring over photos and videos, it was very rewarding to experience his home in person. We had an excellent Parks Service guide and plenty of time to absorb the surroundings and atmosphere. Tickets are...More

Thank Orren G
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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
28 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
27 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.
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