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Harry S Truman Little White House

Address: 111 Front St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294 9911
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Ranked #7 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: As Florida’s only presidential museum, the Harry S. Truman Little...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This property is well worth visiting for its association with 7 American presidents and the historic decisions and meetings that took place there. Most especially for the every day life of the Truman family. However, the biggest Bravo must be given to our locally born Key West guide named "Jimmie". His personal anecdotes on his life as a young newspaper... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Nice piece of history. The tour ($15) was very informative and the tour guide had a keen sense of the fifties period. The tour put into perspective what was happening at the time and the importance of Harry Truman's influence and fateful decisions.

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NJ
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A place for Harry to get away from Washington. House and furnishings are very basic. This was the home of the commandant of the Navy base and furnished in a down-to-earth fashion that matched Harry's personality.

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A nice look into Truman presidency almost exclusively through the lens of his time in key west. Nothing spectacular about the property and the tour certainly didn't try to entertain. Straight forward, informative just like the man himself.

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Toledo, OH
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a history buff, but I enjoyed the visit. Our guide was good. He mixed information on the house and furnishings with insight into Truman's life and anecdotes about the property.

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Hollabrunn, Austria
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It was more than interesting to look at this building and its history - the only thing I did not like that much was that it was a little bit overcrowded there. However the shop has an excellent service and people with excellent knowledge bout the Hemingway House

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour of the Little White House turned out better than anticipated, with our guide Eric being most informative. He gave us insight into the character of President Truman in an unbiased fashion. For those of us old enough to remember the décor of the area, it served as a step back in time. The setting for the house is... More 

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Euclid, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour that gave insight about Truman and his Key West "hideaway" Kept our family including two teens (age 14 & 17) entertained. Length of tour is perfect and does not bore you!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

President Truman came to Key West as a place to rest and relax while fighting an illness. He fell in love with the place and spent 175 days of his presidency in the small city in this venue, a remodeled home that had been shared by two admirals. It became the second White House with major pieces of legislation signed... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This museum tour is very interesting. Not only do you learn about Harry Truman and his time as President, you see his "Camp David" which has been refurbished and contains 90% of the furnishings that were in the home when Truman stayed there. This is a gem located in Key West.

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