Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West

Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West (must see)

The Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West was the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman for 175 days during 11 visits. The house is located in the Truman Annex neighborhood of Old Town, Key West.

Built in 1890 and originally waterfront, it was the first officer's quarters on the submarine base naval station. During the Truman visits, Cabinet members and foreign officials were regular visitors for fishing trips and poker games. Truman visited Key West shortly after his 1948 re-election and Division Street was renamed Truman Avenue in his honor.

In 1991, the house opened as a state historic site & museum. Today regular guided tours take visitors through the site, and one can enter the rooms where the Trumans lived, worked and relaxed. Items such as President Truman's briefcase, books, telephone, and his famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign are still at his desk. (The reverse of the sign says, "I'm From Missouri.")

Why You Should Visit:
Docents here are friendly and knowledgeable and the facility has all of the original furnishings, making very authentic.

Tip:
Although the entry fee is rather steep, there is a better deal if you visit both this and the Ernest Hemingway Home together (they take credit cards).
It is also worthwhile to walk & explore the Truman Annex area which is a beautifully landscaped part of Key West that many miss.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm (last entry: 4:30pm)
Tours are offered approx. every 20 minutes
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Harry S. Truman Little White House
Sight Location: Key West, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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