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Harry S. Truman Home
Type: Historic Sites
A great way for teens and adults to get a history lesson, this National Historic Site offers an intimate glimpse of the 33rd president's life and career. With tours available through only the first... Read More
A great way for teens and adults to get a history lesson, this National Historic Site offers an intimate glimpse of the 33rd president's life and career. With tours available through only the first floor of this lovely home, the white, Victorian-style structure looks much as it did in the early 20th century, complete with period antiques, family heirlooms, treasured books and other furnishings. During the Truman presidency, the home was referred to as the "Summer White House." The site also features the homes of Bess Truman's two brothers and the home of the president's aunt (on nearby Delaware Street).
223 N Main St
Independence, MO 64050
- Visitor's Center: Daily 8:30am-5pm
- Tours Adult $4; Child (0-15) Free
- Best Attractions & Activities: "View a brief video about Harry S. Truman at the Independence Visitors Center, before visiting the site. Tours are limited to eight people, and time-specific tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The site is closed on Mondays, from Labor Day to Memorial Day."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Reflecting daily life from more than 50 years ago, a visit to the Harry S. Truman Home provides an intimate view of this Midwestern president.