With an admission ticket to the Harry S. Truman Little White House, relive the storied past of this unique private naval based turned retreat turned public museum. Guided tours begin every 20 minutes with a knowledgeable historian guide.
What is the Harry S. Truman Little White House? It first served as the naval station’s command headquarters for three wars: the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Then in 1946, the building became the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. In fact, he stayed here for 175 days during his presidency.
Today, the Harry S. Truman Little White House is a thriving, public museum as well as a retreat and place of government business for our nation's leaders.
Learn about the comings and goings of this unique house since it was built in 1890 — including the events of the Spanish-American War plus World War I and World War II. Discover the many presidents who visited and stayed here, like William Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton — and Truman, of course.