Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence

In the first presidential library to be created, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum pays tribute to the 33rd president of the United States and showcases where he conducted his political affairs. With two floors of exhibits, you'll learn about his life through a catalog of letters, photographs, and audio-visual documents. Draw on Truman's memoirs and oral interviews, which mark him not just as the President but also as a person. Take a peek at his 1947 diary, or sort through his his speeches which include details on the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, Japan. You can stand inside a room designed as a replica of the Oval Office as it appeared in 1950 and get the feeling of how Truman, with the help of his advisors, faced real-life historical decisions. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Independence holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a very long very detailed museum which is great if you love history the only thing I did not like is you can not buy the house tickets at the same place  more »
  • We had no idea this gem existed! Definitely worth an entire day visit to read, explore and enjoy. So many interesting historical items and information. We'll be back!  more »
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  • This is a tribute to a great man who worked hard, believed in America and freedom for all, under a democracy. Equal rights, pick your self up and serve others, humility, convictions, and an unending faith in his mission and position in life. Reluctant to become our 33 President, he and his family listened, heard, saw, felt, and answered. Truly Lives Worth Living. Living with a human Heart. Salute, and thank you the key keepers for continuing to honor the lives worth studying and learning from. Thank you all who have come before and watch(ed) over Independence, Missouri & Jackson County, Missouri, the Proud Home Of Harry S Truman. There is no where like it in the World.
  • This presidential library is one of the most interesting places I've been to in Missouri. I thought I knew the Truman history, but it wasn't until i visited this museum and memorial that I feel I truly understood how much progress and change the US went through at that time. It really is things into perspective for today

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