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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Great tour of the Truman family home

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the house (even when a ranger complains about taxes... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Raleigh, NC
Harry's "roots"

We (myself, wife, son, dau-in-law and two grandchildren--ages 1 and 8) visited Harry Truman's home... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Anthony R
Joplin, Missouri
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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 modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the house (even when a ranger complains about taxes, forgetting our taxes pay his own salary!). The house is as the Truman family left it after Bess Truman's passing. The tour emphasizes the family life and family...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We (myself, wife, son, dau-in-law and two grandchildren--ages 1 and 8) visited Harry Truman's home in Independence as prelude to visiting his presidential library later that same day. Was a wonderful idea, as we saw from the humble and unpretentious accommodations what the Trumans were...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

When we first were planning our trip to KC we weren't planning on a visit here or really Independence for that matter but I'm so glad we did. Seeing the Truman House, hearing the stories and learning about Harry S., Bess and their family was...More

Thank Texans4Adventure
Reviewed 17 July 2017

An interesting look at how the Trumans lived after leaving the White House, and moving back to Independence MO. The house is like walking into a time capsule. The tour is short but very interesting.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I lived next door to this house for 14 years and finally made the visit a few years after I moved away. My wife had lived in the house next door since 1986 when her parents bought the house to renovate. We bought the house...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. We got our tickets for the tour of the house just in time. Tours are small so you may have to get tickets early in the day to get in. They take you through the house, but allow no photos...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here in route from east to west. A quick stop in a long road trip. This site is nice, but the tickets to the Ranger led tours are given out for the same day on a first come, first serve basis. This makes it...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Was impressed by how humble a former president could be. Loved the tour. Get to visitor center early to get tickets.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Get your tickets at the visitor's center near the main town square. The National Park Ranger who did our tour of this amazing historical home was outstanding. The house is just as Bess left it when she died. A step back in history with some...More

Thank Beverly2505
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our 30 minute tour and learned plenty of new stuff. You can't go upstairs which is a bit of a bummer but the downstairs has interesting decor, tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Mandamarie76
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Gloria S
12 June 2017|
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Response from Raymond S | Reviewed this property |
8:30am - 5pm but they stop selling tickets at 4:30pm. Also there is a video you can watch which is about what Truman did after he left the White House. I recommend watching the video and Truman's house inside is beautiful... More
Scott P
28 February 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
27 August 2016|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an RV park. A person could google for that information.