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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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Decent museum

It is a decent presidential museum, definitely not the best or the worst. There is a good amount of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Derek S
Roslyn, New York
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a decent presidential museum, definitely not the best or the worst. There is a good amount of information. It is a good learning experience for those interested in President Truman's career. President Truman and his wife are buried on the grounds.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a great fan of our presidential libraries. They are truly wonderful places to visit and offer fascinating glimpses into our history. The museum offers exhibits on things such as the dropping of the atom bomb, the Cold War, Europe following WWII, and the...More

1  Thank MARK K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have learned a great deal about Truman in the past few years, but this Library and Museum is a breath of fresh air compared to many other similar attempts to share (or "interpret" history. This museum is self funded and like Truman, very non-pretentious....More

1  Thank HoganHospitality
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the museum we felt we knew more about Truman personally and professionally. What really adds to the narrative are all of the letters and notes he wrote at various times in history that are part of the exhibits.

1  Thank Cfdmv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time spent at the museum. We learned many facts we never knew about President Harry S Teuman.

Thank 5schr0eders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harry S Truman was a President about whom I knew very little. This Library and Museum totally changed that, although I wish I had much more time to peruse the exhibits and videos. The one thing that came to mind was how the events of...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 27 November 2017 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 23 November 2017

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 21 November 2017

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

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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.
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
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