Guided tour

Truman Little White House: Key West

Truman Little White House: Key West

From US$ 24.67 per person

Make your trip to Key West complete with a guided tour of the Harry S Truman Little White House. See where the former President stayed and worked during his time in office, taking in the history of this important building.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Harry S. Truman Little White House, a building with an important place in American history.
  • Get a glimpse into the life and times of President Truman
  • Hear history tellers share fascinating stories of the most important man of his time
  • Visit where Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956
  • See where Thomas Edison resided during World War I
Full description
Presidents, Prime Ministers and royalty have visited the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West. You can be next by taking a tour of this stunning historic building. No trip to Key West is complete without seeing the Harry S. Truman Little White House. Built in 1890 as quarters for the Naval Base Commander and Paymaster, the Little White House has now taken its place in history. In 1912, President William Taft visited the house, and in 1918, Thomas Edison lived there for several months as he worked on inventing new weapons for the war effort. Always at work, the President met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked on the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, and continually attended to his duties while enjoying the magnificent setting in Key West. It's said that he was friendly with the locals and fit right into the island lifestyle. Today, visitors from all over the world are able to get a glimpse into Truman’s world, see where he and Bess entertained guests, where critical meetings were held, and how the business of our government was conducted in this lovely historic building.
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  • Live tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Westin Parking garage.

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    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Visitors come from all over the world to visit the Little White House. Printed scripts are available with the purchase of your ticket in Czech, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Translators are given free admission when accompanying a group of 6 or more
    • Service animals are allowed to accompany their owners on tour. Truman Annex gated community has strict leash regulations for all other dogs
    • The museum is wheelchair accessible on the main floor only
    • The Little White House is a living museum, not frozen to a single historic event. Occasionally, the Little White House is still used for government functions. The museum is given very short notice and apologies for any inconvenience caused by these closures
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 8 reviews

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    Short glimpse at life in that era with the Truman’s in residence. Interesting vintage furnishings. Not that many rooms available but what is available tells a great story.

    April 28, 2022

    Our tour guide Greg was excellent. He had anecdotes that were humorous and made the history of the house so interesting. I learned a number of facts about Truman as well. Would recommend it to my friendship

    March 30, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Product ID: 18344