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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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  • The variety found in this museum makes it more interesting to kids as well as adults. It provides a really good picture of President Truan. The price is fair.  more »
  • Spent 4 hours (2 normally my max for a museum) and got a new appreciation for 'Give Them Hell Harry!' Nice 15 minute movies. Lots of White House artifacts. The most interesting was the portion of the ...  more »
  • This is my second visit to this museum. It reminded me of why I enjoy visiting Presidential museums. Truman was my first; I've been to 10 others since. You'll get a pretty good idea of the man, and hi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • First Presidential Library that I visited. Took a guided tour. Actually, I would recommend taking the tour. Roughly 2 hours. If you like American history, make sure to visit.
  • A good place to take the kids Harry s Truman . But what do I know I'm related to tipacanoe. It's sad the president get protection but us little guys with q clearnce Hillary . Don't so is the civil rights infringement. Harry s Truman was a very smart President one of my favorite guy was kinda from a farm in mo I think . Education is over looked these days just pick up a book and read . Take care Truman .