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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Address: 500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO
Phone Number: +1 816-268-8200
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.

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Excellent Education on Harry S Truman

was very impressed with all the information on this wonderful man, not only information on Mr. Truman but also what events were happening at the time he was in office and before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

was very impressed with all the information on this wonderful man, not only information on Mr. Truman but also what events were happening at the time he was in office and before and after, with artifacts and sections showing how americans lived. Very informative and priced for the family

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Winchester, KY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fourth Presidential Library on my journey to see them all. Truman was by everyone's account a colorful figure. The museum doesn't try to cover or color his history as a man of the Kansas City political machine. A political hack at best he was not looked well upon by his senatorial colleagues. What the museum does, through... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating look into the life and times of a great American president., We spent over 2.5 hours there and if we had not been pressed for time, could have easily spent another hour, Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy history, biography, or politics, then check out the Harry Truman Presidential Library and Museum. The museum and his family residence is located in Independence, Missouri. Mr. Truman's rise to power is among our history's most unlikely. Truman rose to the pinnacle of power from a failed haberdashery business. He refused to accept The office of Vice President... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience with the Harry Truman Library: Without any GPS system very difficult to find. One sign from the interstate to the Library. No signs at all to his residence. Inside the Library, very little assistance. When the entire Library always the wrong way first. No logistic or guidance. One visitor asked three times, were are the washrooms with no... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very well done, interactive, modern and gives a great overview of Truman the person and Truman the President. We loved this museum and were so glad we made this stop.

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Independence, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most awesome Presidential Libraries that I have visited. Only Ronnie's is better... out of all 13. One of our top ten Presidents. The entire place is very classy, introspective and meaningful. I am so happy to have it here - in the town I live in - wow. Great history here in Independence, and this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much to see and to experience here! Be sure to take time for the film which will give you historical information. Loved seeing the actual cars that President Truman and his wife drove. I learned so much about the man, his wife, and daughter while visiting this site. It all gave me greater insight into the difficulties that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great insights into the workings of the last FDR term, and what Truman knew / didn't know when FDR died. Viewing the invasion map of the Japanese islands with the manpower (on both sides), estimates of US casualties, Japanese military casualties, and Japanese civilian casualties was eye opening. Reminder to view the Truman house while at the Truman Library and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read "Truman" the biography by David McCullough. This museum is a tour of Harry Truman's life from a simple farmer boy to President during a very challenging period in US history. Budget about 2 hours, if you're a history buff maybe 3.

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