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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence

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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. To visit Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and get the most from your holiday in Independence, create itinerary details personal to you using our Independence vacation route planner.
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  • Only a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Kansas City is the home of our former and almost accidental President. An ordinary man he oversaw some of the most decisions of all time. The museum presents hi...  more »
  • I've been to other Presidential Libraries in the U.S. and this one is very organized and has a helpful,friendly staff with unlimited knowledge of the facility and of HST. They have free parking and of...  more »
  • I have lived in Missouri for 50 years and I ask myself, why did I wait so long to see this museum? It is worth every minute spent there. I recommend starting with the historical video first, which is ...  more »