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Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West

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

Built in 1890 and originally waterfront, this used to be the First Officer's quarters on the submarine base naval station before turning into President Harry S. Truman's winter White House for 175 days during 11 visits. During such visits, Cabinet members and foreign officials were regular guests for fishing trips and poker games. More notably, Truman came here shortly after his 1948 re-election, on which occasion Division Street was renamed Truman Avenue in his honor.

In 1991, the house opened as a state historic site and 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's briefcase, books, telephone, and 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 while the facility has all of the original furnishings for enhanced authenticity. It is also worthwhile exploring the Truman Annex area which is a beautifully landscaped part of Key West that many miss.

Tip:
Although the entry fee is rather steep, you have the option to purchase the tickets at the front and bundle them with one of the other attractions in Key West to save a few dollars (they take credit cards, too).

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am–5pm (last entry: 4:30pm)
Tours are offered approx. every 20 minutes

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Harry S. Truman Little White House on Map

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