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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

500 W US Highway 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO 64050-2481
+1 816-836-0372
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Excellent exhibits of the 33rd President

This was the first presidential library I have visited and I was not disappointed. There was plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dewayne P
Great history

Truly a great place to visit. Just to see Harry's office and Harry and Bess' gravesites would be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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
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+1 816-836-0372
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the first presidential library I have visited and I was not disappointed. There was plenty of parking and cheap admission, although being a veteran it was free. I was there over an hour and could have stayed longer. There was a replica of...More

Thank Dewayne P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly a great place to visit. Just to see Harry's office and Harry and Bess' gravesites would be impressive. Find also a replica of the oval office, the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign from his desk. It's a very nice tour through WW II,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to learn about this President and his life. There are many mementos, replica of the Oval Office, letters he wrote his wife and their graves. Definitely a place to visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Through exhibits, films long and short, interactive displays and amazing documents, this museum truly presents a rounded view of Truman and his times. Here you are immersed in all the culture and debate surrounding the Bomb, the Cold War, early stirrings of civil rights and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a nice presidential museum.It’s a lot of history to learn about our 33rd president,including World War II to beginning of Cold War.Lots of letters sent to Bess from Truman.We spent 3hrs here but you could definitely spend a little more time learning a lot...More

Thank Sonnevy O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive library and museum. There is so much to see and view here. Very enlightening and educational as well as entertaining. You can easily spend hours here. Allow at least 2 hours if you can. Very, very interesting. Staff is great. Replica of the...More

Thank Channie055
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will enjoy this stop immensely as it honors an American all of us should know something about. Truman was often underestimated until people had experienced his character up close and personally. Just ask Gen. MacArthur! Be sure to begin with the 45-minute movie narrated...More

Thank Scott P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see in the KC area. History comes to life. See the world and national issues Truman faced and how he dealt with them. Only had 2 hours here but could have stayed longer for sure.

Thank Meme24qts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a mile away from the Truman home and the historical area. Admirable that Harry walked to the library every day. The Museum was well light and organized with his family info on the lower level and government on the street level. It was chronological...More

Thank bevplay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Truman Library/Museum reflects the man. It is straight-forward, simple language and well done. They did an excellent job of portraying his strengths but didn't down play how low his approval rating was at the end of his term. Nor did they downplay the importance...More

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Etonian30
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Response from elc51 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I just don't know. Suggest calling them.
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Etonian30
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. They had a large parking lot close by for busses.
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