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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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Beautiful Piece of History

As a social studies major, I enjoy history wherever I find it! A beautiful, stately home in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GCP80130
via mobile
Great house

Visiting this presidential home is a far cry from any palatial dwellings or plantations of other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
camerica1st
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  • Average7%
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223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a social studies major, I enjoy history wherever I find it! A beautiful, stately home in a very pleasant neighborhood, truly a piece of Americana...It's no wonder Truman disliked being away from his home when in Washington. The character of Independence MO helps to...More

Thank GCP80130
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting this presidential home is a far cry from any palatial dwellings or plantations of other presidents. Harry and Bess were down-home folks and proud of it. The house is just as it was the day Bess died. This is a don't miss tour.

Thank camerica1st
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home of Harry and Bess Truman is just like they left it. It's good to see the humble beginnings of a man who rose to President.

Thank B R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can still view the outside but the interior is permanently closed. We explored a little with the cell phone tour but were disappointed we could not go in the home.

Thank Papinooo
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a short video at the site headquarters and that is definitely worth seeing. They also have a book of photos of the 2nd floor of the house, which is not open to the public. We chose not to take a tour of the house,...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time as the house is set the same way it was when Harry and Bess Truman occupied the house. You must get tickets to tour the house and the visitor center, and there is a short film there as well. When you...More

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center is right on the main square in Independence. We got there about a half hour before closing but were able to see a good short intro film. Then drove to see his house - from the outside only. Still we got the...More

Thank remyleed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Harry S Truman National Historic Site to learn more about the life of the 33rd President of the United States. My family also enjoys seeing any unit of our national park service. My first stop was the visitors center which is in...More

1  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to check out this historic site while passing through Kansas City. Beautiful property! Tours available but we did t have time.. Still fun to see

Thank heather-n-jason
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The process of obtaining tickets and finding the location was not smooth. In order to purchase tickets, you have to go to the center of town approximately 8 blocks away. The Federal Park Tour guide, Jeff, was extremely friendly and open to all questions. He...More

1  Thank Mary Lu A
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Scott P
Can you walk past the house after hours or is the area enclosed?
27 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
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suemike79
What Hotel/ B&B is closest to the Truman Home?
26 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.
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QBMagic
Generally, could you tell me how long it might take to see everything ? Thank you.
31 March 2016|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I would allot about two hours. Be sure to call in advance for tours of the Home because they fill quickly and group sizes are small.
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