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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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  • 30 minutes from Dntn Kansas City, MO Walk around the neighborhood of family home and then go across Blvd to library. 
  • Super disappointed we had planned a stop here for over two months (from out of state) only to find out the place closed at noon in anticipation of ice coming in that night. Nothing else in town closed...  more »
  • The Truman Library offers a normal experience you might expect from a self-guided tour of a small museum in a relatively small town... similar to expectations that a sundae comes with whipped cream an...  more »