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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-268-8200
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Awesome Museum

The 45 movie gave a great overview of Trumans life. Museum has many of his personal and working... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
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Well organized, great exhibits, well put together

This is a well designed Library and Museum. The exhibits flow together well, nice combination of... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
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500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-268-8200
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The 45 movie gave a great overview of Trumans life. Museum has many of his personal and working items. Very clean and in great shape. If you love history, you will love this museum.

Thank Rrmckeown
Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is a well designed Library and Museum. The exhibits flow together well, nice combination of things to see and things to read. Well arranged. Be sure to do the basement exhibits as well that cover President Truman before and after the White House years....More

Thank NotABuckeye
Reviewed July 5, 2016

For history buffs a must see. To avoid repeating bad history we all need to see these type of venues. I remember Dewey Wins and Mr. Truman, but found this most informative. Lots of little facts that are no longer discussed.

Thank Harold B
Reviewed July 4, 2016

This library is pretty much the gold standard of presidential libraries. The museum is full of interesting material that is presented so well. The exhibits are fresh and the lessons to be learned are timeless. Don't miss out on visiting the Truman Library if you...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We enjoyed the library and were also glad to see the house. You pick up your tickets at the visitors center downtown. Very interesting visit!

Thank kgwendorf
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours and we're educated with such a better understanding of what Truman accomplished and challenges faced throughout his entire presidency.... Not just ending WW ll. The 45 minute film was great highlighting his life and key points. It runs once an...More

1  Thank Leslie0766
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The museum is separated into different exhibits based on various stages of Truman's life. We started with the Presidential exhibit and spent so much time in that portion, that we had limited time for the other areas. We did watch the 45 minute movie which...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed July 3, 2016

My husband and I spent 3 hours here recently and I was completely mesmerized. Be sure to allow plenty of time for this visit - we did not have enough time to visit the lower level! I would recommend starting with the 45-minute film if...More

1  Thank 4switz
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice as you drive onto the ground is how it looks like a park with its well-kept lawn and large trees. It is located in a neighborhood of well-kept turn of the century houses. The museum' s exhibits are arranged chronologically....More

1  Thank debminz
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Growing up in the 1940s, Harry Truman is the first U.S. President I remember. I recall one of the jokes of the post-World War II, pre-1948 election period. LSMFT was a popular cigarette slogan that meant Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. But anti-Truman folks said...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Jeff D
November 3, 2016|
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Response from ShilohPuppy | Reviewed this property |
it took us about 2 1/2 hours. We did not see the 45 minute movie though and wish we would have.
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
We paid $8 each. From the website ... Admission to the Truman Library and Museum is: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older $3 for children ages 6 to 15 Free for children 5 years and under There is no admission to... More
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Grace C | Reviewed this property |
Nope. It's a private foundation and not part of the national parks