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Address: Off Truman Road, Independence, MO
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President and Mrs Trumans home - not exactly what one would suspect

Living in Kansas City we find that the Truman home is always a delight to see and I always learn something new about the First Family from Missouri. This year while visiting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Kansas City we find that the Truman home is always a delight to see and I always learn something new about the First Family from Missouri. This year while visiting family in MO we were in Independence and went by the Truman home. In its day it was quite the home in it's day and now is a... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I enjoyed touring Truman's home even more than I thought I would! Make sure you get your tickets from the visitor's center before going to the house. They have a short video to watch about Truman before you go and set up a time for you to meet your tour guide. We had the tour all to ourselves and that... More 

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Dublin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A nice job has been done preserving this house. History comes alive as the park ranger leads you through thr house . One can easily see how a frugal life was lived.

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Thank Phillip303
Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The guided tour was very informative about the home, items in the home, history, etc. Was well worth the time. Interesting to really see how President Truman really lived.

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Independence, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You walk along a rug which you cannot step off of and look at the downstairs. It was really disappointing. I recommend just driving past.

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Thank mckapke
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a historic home, the Wallace Homestead Bess Truman's mother once lived. I knew a man who delivered good's to Harry Truman. Bess fluttered and Harry said "just put the stuff here!"

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We arrived at the Visitors Center at 223 N. Main Street about 8:30 in the morning and were able to get 2 tickets for the 9 a.m. tour of the home, as well as watch the film about the Truman family at the Visitors Center before heading to 219 N. Delaware for our tour. Tours are limited to 8 people... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A wonderful tribute to the man who put Independence, Missouri on the map -- the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Though a president the Truman's lived as any other commands American. One of high moral value and one that placed family and country above self. The home adds a example of who they truly were. Tour guide seemed as though they didn't want to be there.

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Fredericktown, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had a great tour guide. This and some other things are not open on Monday, so keep in mind for your visit. I found it very interesting as it has been left as it was when they lived there, and has been preserved very well. Lots of good historical information about the family by the well informed tour guide.... More 

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