Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Independence

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The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the United States. Beautiful in its uncluttered commonness, the Truman Home showcases the simple life Truman and his wife Bess enjoyed in Independence before and after his presidency.
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  • What a wonderful way to to view a bygone era. Even a President can live an ordinary life, almost! Beautiful architectural details along with human interest stories.  more »
  • The Harry Truman Presidential Library tells the story of the life of Harry Truman. Here, the National Park Service tells the story of the home that Harry and Bess Truman lived in for over 50 years. Th...  more »
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  • The Harry S Truman National historic site preserves the longtime home of the 33rd president of the United States in addition to other properties associated with the former president. Tours are offered Tuesdays through Sundays, from 8:30 - 5, and tickets are first come first serve and limited to 8 people per hour. Starting on Memorial Day tours will also be available on Mondays. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the visitor center- located at 223 North Main in Independence. The home is meticulously maintained as it was when President and Mrs Truman were alive and features thousands of artifacts on display, including Truman's famous cane and hat. If you come on a sunny day you can also see the car Truman drove. The home gives visitors a glimpse into the personal life of the man often referred to as the people's President, the man from Independence who never forgot where he came from.
  • Cool place and worth checking out, especially if your a history buff or just a Truman fan but independence is not a great place to put mildly

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