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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

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Address: 223 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816 254-9929
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Description: President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism...
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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A walk through time capsule

A nice tour of Harry and Bess Truman's house pre and post White House. The NPS tour guide was excellent (buy your ticket at the NPS office in town). The house is exactly as it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Morris, Illinois
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Morris, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A nice tour of Harry and Bess Truman's house pre and post White House. The NPS tour guide was excellent (buy your ticket at the NPS office in town). The house is exactly as it was when the Trumans lived there. There are no replicas or reproductions here. It was nice to see how Harry Truman was just one of... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very nice tour. The guide was knowledgeable and very helpful. The history surrounding this place was relayed to us by our guide. Period furniture in the rooms really make you feel how it was when the Truman's lived there,

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was a great stop and a wealth of knowledge from the park rangers. The site is completely the way it was when Truman died. It is definitely worth the stop.

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Missouri
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34 reviews 34 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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