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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Address: 223 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816 254-9929
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Independence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an excellent attraction for just a few dollars. You can see how Presidents lived in the not so distant past!!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The tour is well worth it, especially if you are into history. Nothing fancy, but you'll really get a good feel for how this humble man. He definitely was not a rich politician. Note, you must have a ticket for the house tour. Tickets are available at the National Park visitor center down the road from the house. Also visit... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This site is in fact several structures. The main building is the Truman family home, actually originally the home of his wife's family, where he lived before and after his presidency. Bess Truman lived ten years after Harry, and the house is preserved much as it was the day she dies. Across the street is the Noland family home; Truman's... More

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Independence, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You don't even get to go upstairs. You follow each other in a line around the bottom floor. Historic yes, entertaining no.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Tour only costs $5. Wish we could have gone upstairs. Tour guide (ranger) was very knowledgeable about the Trumans and we enjoyed seeing the house exactly as it was the day Bess Truman died. (Harry died about 10 years before her.). Tour only lasts 30 minutes. Get your tickets at the National Park visitor center down the road from the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The knowledge of our tour guide was tremendous but disappointed that we couldn't go into many of the rooms to get a closer look at pictures/murals on the walls and other historic items located in each room. Tour could have been so much more!

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was a very interesting look at what the Trumans home life was like. The guide said the home and furnishings are as it would have been when Harry and Bess lived here after the White House years. You can see Harrys last auto in the garage that he purchased the last year of his life green 1972 Chrysler

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Athens, Georgia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

plain, simple, comfortable, no pretentions what-so-ever. I heard another visitor say it was like visiting the house of your grandparents and not that of the 33rd president. Despite the fact that Bess Truman lived there for many years after Harry died very little was changed to the point where you almost expect him to walk in the back door, hang... More

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Wichita Falls, Tx
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were so impressed with the simple home Truman lived out his last years in and how he just wanted to return to his hometown and be a normal citizen, not realizing this could never be. He soon discovered he couldn’t even go out for a short walk without attracting an adoring crowd demanding autographs and his attention. Harry Truman,... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

First of all go to the Visitor Center to get tickets for the house. The visitor center is about a half mile from the house. At the visitor center you can enjoy a movie on the Truman's life, and see some fun memorabilia such as the ties and bow ties he is famous for wearing. The house tour was very... More

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