Truman Little White House, Key West

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A taste of presidential history, Truman Little White House offers guided tours of rooms filled with original furnishings and memorabilia. This house, originally built in 1890 for officers of the local naval base, served as Truman's winter residence for a total of 175 days during about a dozen vacations. Though many of Truman's private possessions still lie scattered about the rooms, he was not the only notable figure to spend time in the house. Thomas Edison lived here during World War I, and presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton used the house for government functions. The interior is open for guided tours only, but you can walk around the surrounding botanical gardens on your own. Work out when and for how long to visit Truman Little White House and other Key West attractions using our handy Key West travel route planner .
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  • Nothing much but if you are in Key West and if you have a little more time you can also visit is quite pretty
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  • If you think that "The Buck..." refers to $, then this tour is for you! So many interesting anecdotes and insiders info that makes this tour a really interesting visit! Are the 2 decorative roosters j...  more »
  • I'm old enough to remember Harry and his Little White House in Key West. Even if you are not, I think you'll find this little bit of American history fascinating. Ike recuperated there. JFK spent time...  more »
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  • This is an interesting place to see and the story is great as well. I would recommend seeing this place before heading over to the Hemingway House. A good day itinerary would be the Maritime Museum, the shipwreck museum with the tower if it is open, the Mel Fisher Museum, the Truman Little Whitehouse, then Hemingway. All of them are close together.
  • Interesting tour, not too long or a lot of walking but slightly narrow and steep stairs which are typical in older homes. The guide described a time when a president respected the people he worked with, the people he worked for, and made conscious decisions to ensure he didn’t waste taxpayer money for even the smallest personal expenses. Times sure have changed.
  • Interesting piece of history. The guide was very informative and talked about a lot of the day to day activities while the Truman family & friends were there. I really enjoyed the craftsmanship of the furniture and design of the rooms.
  • This is such a quiet part of Key West. I loved the tour of the building and just seeing all the rooms and such where so many Presidents stayed at. It was just so interesting seeing all these old, beautiful homes and seeing the history behind these many homes. When you are in Key West, be sure to visit.
  • Had a great time here. The tour was entertaining and enjoyable. We are history lovers so we loved it. Learned a lot about President Truman. If you are a Truman lover be sure to visit his home in Independence MO.

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To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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