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Truman Little White House, Key West

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A taste of presidential history, Truman Little White House offers guided tours of rooms filled with original furnishings and memorabilia. This house, originally built in 1890 for officers of the local naval base, served as Truman's winter residence for a total of 175 days during about a dozen vacations. Though many of Truman's private possessions still lie scattered about the rooms, he was not the only notable figure to spend time in the house. Thomas Edison lived here during World War I, and presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton used the house for government functions. The interior is open for guided tours only, but you can walk around the surrounding botanical gardens on your own. Work out when and for how long to visit Truman Little White House and other Key West attractions using our handy Key West travel route planner.
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  • Learned a lot about Truman and Key West by taking the guided tour. Tour Guide was excellent and funny. Have been to Key West several times and this was not at the top of my list- but now I regret... 
    Learned a lot about Truman and Key West by taking the guided tour. Tour Guide was excellent and funny. Have been to Key West several times and this was not at the top of my list- but now I regret...  more »
  • We went to Key West for 1 week and this is the ONLY thing my husband insisted on seeing. Really interesting. Super informative guides. The only bad thing - no photos inside the house. GRRRR. But....  more
    We went to Key West for 1 week and this is the ONLY thing my husband insisted on seeing. Really interesting. Super informative guides. The only bad thing - no photos inside the house. GRRRR. But....  more »
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  • If you're a history buff you'll enjoy visiting the Truman Little White House. Our tour guide Rick was fantastic. He had great knowledge of President Truman's personal life, the house/property as well as numerous historical facts to share. My wife and I are glad we stopped by to see this place while vacationing in Key West.
  • It's life in the early 50s(if your the president!). The grounds are beautiful, the home carefully and lovingly restored. Truly a snapshot of postwar America! Perez. Truman was far from popular when he left office, but he served admirably at one of the most pivotal times in U.S. history. The photos and furniture are amazing the paint, upholstery, knickknacks, and carpets truly bring home the sense that you're in Truman's vacation (!!) home! The Lincoln limousine parked out front gives a pause! No A/C! No power steering!! Its like an Easter Island statue with wheels. Our guide was most informative! Note: you must buy tour to fully access the house! Very informative and thoroughly enjoyable!

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