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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-268-8200
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Another Presidential Library off the List!

We have been actively seeking out all of the presidential libraries in the United States this year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
danielhU900MC
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Iron River, Michigan
Very educational and nice

We enjoyed our visit very much. The replica of the Oval Office is quite interesting, the mural in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RondaKansasCity
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Kansas City
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (112 reviews)
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500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been actively seeking out all of the presidential libraries in the United States this year, and the Truman Library was top notch. Excellent historical displays, especially detailing the end of World War II and the Berlin airlift.

Thank danielhU900MC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit very much. The replica of the Oval Office is quite interesting, the mural in the entryway tells a good story and the exhibits were nicely displayed. We spent 2 hours but could have stayed longer if we had planned our trip...More

Thank RondaKansasCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit with young friends from out of town. The displays of the 'office' and Truman photos and documents gave nice insight into the life and presidency of this interesting figure in our history.

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see and view roadside attraction. When traveling through Kansas City do divert to the Truman Library. It offers the opportunity to understand the man who ended WW 2 and how a small town individual could attain such power. Makes it clear that after all...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here mostly because it's a presidential library but I really learned a lot about the times and about President Truman. The exhibits are well done and I walked away with a very favorable impression of President Truman. However, Independence, Missouri is not a great...More

Thank ColoTravellers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group went to the museum. It was s great experience. So many film strips and information that night we had president trumans grandson as our guest speaker

Thank Majsprague
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a old style library and museum. It is well done and does have some new technology associated with it. However, the old style exhibits give it a flavor of the error. My favorite was the re-creation of the Oval Office and bronze statue...More

Thank daigall
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Finally got a chance to go to this museum and it did not disappoint. I learned quite a bit more about Truman and was impressed with how the museum was laid out. There is an intro video when you get into the museum but you...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

As we visit different presidential libraries, this was no exception in how it was done. Each uniquely portrays that president. I have heard the stories of President Truman and how he would visit the area I live in and even visit with our mayor (...More

Thank SweetMel84
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was incredible to actually visit a Presidential Library. Beautiful and a great museum about his life.

Thank Terry W
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Jeff D
4 November 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.
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PJUP
23 July 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
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jgrefs53
27 June 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
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