"TRUMAN HOUSE" Independence Things to Do Tip by mtncorg
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The house of the 33rd President of the US is here in this relatively modest middle class Independence home on Delaware Street. Harry and his wife Bess called this ‘home’ from 1919 when Harry, after returning from WWI to marry Bess, moved in with her and her family. The home is as simple today as the man, himself, was. Tours of the home include the simple kitchen, Truman’s library room, the dining room - Harry and Bess used to dress up for meals even though they usually ate by themselves - the parlor and the music room. Upstairs bedrooms are not on the tour. Come off-season as I did and you might get your own personal tour, but don’t worry too much about tour group size as they are limited to eight in a group - so get your reservations early in the summer as they fill quickly. You don’t get your ticket at the house door but must buy them five blocks to the east where the old town fire station has been converted into a National Park Visitor Center. Rooms in the house are much as the Trumans left them when they died, including Harry’s hat and coat hanging in the hall from their pegs. $4 for tour tickets.
Address: 219 N Delaware Avenue
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