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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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  • Planning tip - give yourself 3 hours to experience the Museum. President Truman's life before, during and after his presidency was very interesting. He served during an extraordinary time in history. ...  more »
  • This site was kinda in several locations. I am a big history buff and so enjoy knowing about our history. Also, highly recommend the National Park Passport program.  more »
  • I think we do not realize what Harry Truman did during his presidency? He inherited a war, ordered the use of the atomic bomb, helped established NATO and the United Nations, oversaw the rebuilding of...  more »
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  • Nice exhibits for all ages. The white house construction exhibit was notch.
  • Well worth our time! A must see on our road trip.
  • Wonderful piece of history to go through. Went through this lovely house on a field trip when I was younger. They were in the process of renovating the upstairs, so my class did not get a full tour. However, I had a wonderful experience and they took good care of the establishment. This house belongs to one of the greatest and last of the noble presidents this country ever had.
  • ATTN: ARTISTS W0RTH SEEING BE 0PEN MINDED GREAT ARTIFACTS
  • They were very helpful to me. I am not a computer person and she explained a lot to me.