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Discover an important part of Florida’s history with admission to the Harry S. Truman Little White House. This former naval base compound is now a treasured museum, open to educating the public about its past and present. See where President Truman retreated for rest and relaxation during his term in office. Learn about the notable people who visited, including Thomas Edison and Dwight D. Eisenhower. And listen to the stories told by those historians who not only know what happened here, but when and why.

Highlights

  • Admission to the historic Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West
  • See the estate that Truman retreated to for rest and relaxation during his presidency
  • Learn about people who visited, including Thomas Edison and Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Listen to captivating tales told by history buffs

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Harry S. Truman Little White House Admission

Harry S. Truman Little White House Admission

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.

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Maureen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Little White House is a delightful, informative place, especially if you are a history buff like me. The house is exactly as it was when President Truman spent working vacations there, and it's easy to transport yourself back in time to envision this era.

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We enjoyed traveling through history with our tour guide George!

Bruce L B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is a fascinating experience. A lot of insight into Truman and broader American Presidential history. The house is very comfortable and there is a lot of original furniture.

The only problem was that the ticket booth had no idea what to do with the confirmation number from viatour. We hadn't printed the vouchers because, of course, we did not have a printer. For our next trip we forwarded the vouchers in an email to the phone. That seems to be what they wanted.

Laureeeta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The Truman Little White House is a lovingly maintained snapshot in time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of time to look over and read through lots of artifacts. Well worth the visit. We were fortunate that it was a cooler day when we were there because the house is not air conditioned.

Todd H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guy, Chris, was excellent. Very informative and enthusiastic.

Paula L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is bery interesting and surprising. We learned a lot about president Truman, and could really relate to why he so loved the island. Tthe house is much simpler and more casual than you would expect it to be!

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