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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Address: 500 W. US Hwy. 24, Delaware Street, Independence, MO
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Exhibits and archives relating to Truman's life and administration.

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Wonderful Presidential Museum

We came to Independence to tour the Harry S. Truman home and discovered the museum and library just down the road about a mile. The museum was very interesting and had many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Independence to tour the Harry S. Truman home and discovered the museum and library just down the road about a mile. The museum was very interesting and had many artifacts from Truman's time in office as well as WW I artifacts. There was a 45-minute video in the auditorium telling the story of Truman's life. Take the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 1st presidential library I have visited and I so happy I made the 35 minute trip from Kansas City to Independence. While somewhat comfortable with Truman's legacy, I found how the museum laid out his challenges and decisions helped me gain a better perspective and appreciation for a pragmatic, focused, quiet politician-leader with integrity. Seeing the original... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum did a wonderful job of recreating the Truman Presidential years and gave great insight into the man himself.

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Springfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is one of the current 13 Presidential Libraries that is located in Independence, Missouri which is the birthplace and resting place of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. This is the sixth presidential library that I have honor and privilege to visit. It is always amazing to revisit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

30 minutes from Dntn Kansas City, MO Walk around the neighborhood of family home and then go across Blvd to library.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Super disappointed we had planned a stop here for over two months (from out of state) only to find out the place closed at noon in anticipation of ice coming in that night. Nothing else in town closed, but we were told that staff called in and did not show up and they closed as they were understaffed. Ice came... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The Truman Library offers a normal experience you might expect from a self-guided tour of a small museum in a relatively small town... similar to expectations that a sundae comes with whipped cream and a cherry on top. The library properly shares historical information that gives you a glimpse of the business, personal and professional lives of Harry and Bess... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My family went for something to do for fun during Christmas break! My kids 7 & 5 had a good time! The kids get a scavenger hunt to find things while they are there! My wife and I really enjoyable the exhibits and learned a lot of stuff about the great President Truman!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Huge amounts of well displayed information about Truman including his early years, Bess and Margaret, WWI; and then finally politics, senate years, president, WWII, bomb (well balance view, we felt), 2nd term; finally his post-presidential years. We could not get through everything in a single 4-hr visit. Highest recommendation for history buffs and those wanting to know more about these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very well done with a good sense of historical perspective as it related to Truman's life. Multiple good, informative short films with audience participation (voting). Spent 2.5 hours here and didn't think I would.

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