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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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  • Lovely grounds and great displays totally in keeping with President Truman and his legacy and times. One of our most favorite of the libraries. Very balanced. 
  • I had been a local resident for years before we visited the museum. I took my two oldest daughters and we spent about 4 hours. It was a very interesting experience. You almost feel as though you are l...  more »
  • Very impressed with the whole facility. Easy to navigate and very little out doors. Replica of Oval Office, outstanding movie and tons of information in a easy and restful setting. I would call this a...  more »