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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Very Interesting Addition to our Trip

When we planned our trip, we did not know about the Truman home at first. We later discovered it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Nice tour

This is an average tour given by the national park service. It's a definite to do if visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Port Richey, Florida
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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...more
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we planned our trip, we did not know about the Truman home at first. We later discovered it is close to the Truman Library that we were going to see. We were so glad that we found out about this and added it to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an average tour given by the national park service. It's a definite to do if visiting Independence. The only problem is knowing that you need to get the tour tickets 1/2 mile away.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fascinating house, just as Harry and Bess left it. He died in 1972 and she about 10 years later. It’s an upper middle class house in Independence, and seems quite lived in, with their books, their knickknacks, and their piano. Our guide was...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in on the downtown square visitors center fairly early on a weekday morning. We watched the introduction video and were able to get four tickets to the Truman home using the America the beautiful pass. The house is six blocks away from the...More

Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this were just an ordinary house, and not the house of a former President, I might have given it two stars. We had attempted a visit several times and I guess the third time is the charm because we succeeded. I would advise arriving...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go and pay for tickets about 6 blocks away, but no big deal. You need to be let in and let out as the rangers are very protective of this National treasure. Our ranger gave us a great tour with lots of...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice little tour, reasonably priced and very interesting even for a British like me. Some history, a few anecdotes, a and I swear I heard knocking on a door in the corner when we were looking at his hat and cane... nobody...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Do yourself a favor and check out the Truman Home along with the Truman Library. At the Library you'll see important highlights from the presidency, but at the home you'll realize just how much of a regular guy Harry Truman was. The home is pleasant...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Was not open the day I visited, but it looked interesting to see where one of our presidents lived. He came from humble beginnings.

Thank rdpine
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

As a little girl I lived nearby and remember the president taking walks by my house. He was a friendly neighbor to this skinny little redhaired girl. Recently i took my ternage grandsons, who live away, on the tour through Truman's house. The simplicity with...More

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Gloria S
June 11, 2017|
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Response from mturner123 | Property representative |
VC opens everyday at 8:30 a.m.
Scott P
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Megan B | Reviewed this property |
There is a metal fence surrounding the house but it does not obscure the view
August 26, 2016|
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Response from TCG_9 | Reviewed this property |
Higher Ground Hotel directly across street. Stayed there recently and can't fault. Close to shops restaurants.