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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence

Categories: History Museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
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4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Like all the presidential museums this one is well worth your time. Start with the introductory film and then enjoy reliving the world events and term events of his time in the white house.Don't miss ...  read more »
  • This was a very interesting historical site . The main level of the museum covered his presidential years. The lower level covers his personal life. It really brought the end of WWII to life with pict...  read more »
  • A very historically informative complex. This was our 2nd trip there and 1st for our grand kids. Everyone is still talking about it 
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