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Harry S Truman Little White House

111 Front St, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9911
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Ranked #10 of 83 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Panama City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The home is in a beautiful setting and well preserved. It is only shown by guided tour and is like stepping back to the Truman era. Original furnishings and artefacts. The home has an apartment that is still used by presidents, not on tour.

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The Villages, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Truman's Summer White House has very interesting history and some great guides. They are knowledgeable about the details and can answer almost all questions about Truman, the building and what went on during his stays. There are some wonderful photos and old newspapers around and original furniture. If you like history, this is a great place to tour.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have been to Key West many times, but this was our first visit to the Truman White House. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit, learning a lot about Harry Truman and his presidency while we toured the house. The house has been restored to look like it did when Harry Truman spent time there. However, central air conditioning has been... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We never made to the Little White House but we enjoyed walking through the cool, shady gated compound surrounding it. Old officers quarters and other buildings are meticulously maintained as private residences. It was very picturesque and a great diversion from the hectic tourist attractions on nearby Duval.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went on a guided tour. Our guide was very informative and brought out interesting pieces of information. We were not allowed to take pictures. These people need to start allowing no flash pictures like most historical site.

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

George our tour guide was excellent. His knowledge and explanations was so informative. This is a great tour to see.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

So glad we took this tour on our recent trip to Key West at the suggestion of my sister and brother-in-law. Our guide was so informative and it was just amazing to hear and see about past presidential visits. We were just in awe of the information shared that you won't find in a history book.

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Covington, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy the tour, but I did. Very informative and our guide added some humor. I loved how it was restored to it's former glory!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't go on the guided tour but just went to the 2 rooms that are open to the public. Lots of photos and stories about Truman that taught us a lot about this historic president. He knew how to work and have fun at the Little White House. What a great place for him to take it somewhat easy!

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Lawndale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Being a baby boomer, we heard all about Truman in our history classes. The tour of this historic sites, puts you in the middle of history, but really provides with a insights to the former President.

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