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“Great tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harry S Truman Little White House

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
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I'm from DC and while always interested in political history, it's great to see such a well-kept gem outside of the beltway. Truman's little known accomplishments are sometimes overshadowed by 'dropping the bomb', but they are many. The volunteers expressive tour is just as inspiring as it is informative.

Even if you don't dedicate your free time to history or politics, this is a great way to spend a few hours off Duval Street and get a much different perspective of the key itself!

Thanks go out to the volunteer tour leaders. The woman we had was a retired history teacher that was gracious as a host and had complete knowledge on the subject!

Visited June 2013
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“A Must For History Buffs and Political Junkies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Walking thru the Truman Annex on a recent holiday in Key West, I visited President Truman's retreat from the hectic pace of Presidential activity in Washington, DC. I highly recommend taking the time to visit this historical home as it's the site of some of the most significant political and international negotiations/developments of the 20th century--formation of NATO, the Marshall Plan, establishment of the National Security Act to name a few. Other presidents, including Presidents Kennedy, Clinton and Carter have visited or conducted official business at the Little White House. This is an important visit for historians, political junkies and all interested in 20th Century history.

Visited July 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Little White House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very very interesting tour of this home with the history. The home is kept in good condition and the guides share the stories very well. recommend this be a stop during vacation in Key West.

Visited April 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“One of my favorite Key West attractions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Harry Truman Little White House is an incredible stop. Not only are the grounds beautiful and lush, but it's also a great opportunity to stroll through the Truman Annex, a pristine neighborhood that I feel rivals the Hamptons. The tour guides are really knowledgeable... and interesting enough to keep little children engaged and active. Their gift shop is one of my favorites in Key West. They have great historical memorabilia and incredible novels. It has a great location because it's right next to Mallory Square, the Sunset Celebration strip, Duval, and the cruise ship ports. Definitely a must while in Key West.

Visited June 2013
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Danville, Virginia
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“Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Did not realize that Truman had a Summer White House here in Key West. For top security phone calls, he used a phone booth inside the house.

Visited May 2013
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