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Harry S. Truman National Historic Site - Truman Home

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TYPE: History
LOCATION/DISTRICT: East
ADDRESS: 223 N Main St. Independence, MO 64050-
PHONE: 816-254-9929
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5 out of 5 stars (2 Reviews)

Price: Adults $5,15 and under free.
Hours: Open 8:30am-5pm Tue.-Sat. Closed Sundays, Mondays and all federal holidays.

This Victorian mansion built in 1885 by Bess Truman's grandfather, served as the Summer White House during Harry Truman's administration as well as his home from his marriage to Bess in 1919 until his death in 1972. Tickets on first-come first-served basis at Visitor Center, Main St. & Truman Rd. in Independence. Open Tuesday-Saturday year round. Closed Sunday-Monday and all federal holidays. Arrive early, as tickets tend to sell out. No advance reservations. Tours are limited to 8 people. Admission $5, children 15 and under are free. Operated by the National Park Service. The Truman Farm Home in Grandview is part of this national park.

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4 out of 5 stars

08/17/2012
Sharon W. - Twin Cities, MN

Nice tour, fairly brief as it is only the 1st floor. Tour guide (Clarence) was very knowledgeable and had some great stories about the house and the family. Well worth the time and admission.

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5 out of 5 stars

08/10/2009
Liz G. - Chicago, IL

This is about a 20 minute tour. You only get to see the first floor. The house was left the way Mrs. Taft had it when she died. You MUST go to downtown Independence to get tickets for the tour. It's a great deal. Even my 3 and 5 year old had a good time. It's an interesting tour.

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