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Harry S. Truman Little White House Tour in Key West

Harry S. Truman Little White House Tour in Key West

Tour the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West, and learn why this historic home has been a favored destination for many of our nation's presidents. Your knowledgeable tour guides will introduce you to the personal side of the 33rd United States President, and offer a glimpse into the politics of the Cold War and the Naval history of Key West.

Built in 1890 as quarters for the Naval Base Commander and Paymaster, the Little White House took its place in history early on. 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.

In 1946, the Little White House became Truman’s winter home and he proceeded to stay for 175 days. Always at work, the President held various meetings in the home, 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.

Today, visitors from all over the world are able to get a glimpse into Truman’s life and times, see where he and Bess entertained guests and learn how the business of our government was conducted in this lovely historic building.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

approximately 1 hour

Time

Guided tours begin at 9:00 am daily

Normal tour schedule is every 15 to 20 minutes until 4:30 pm

Please Note: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only. You will be issued an “Open Ticket” for use on any available tour, and tour times are not guaranteed until you redeem your ticket at the tour location. Details will be provided in your E-Ticket

You are purchasing an "Open Ticket". Tour does not include hotel pickup. The museum is wheelchair-accessible on main floor only. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

Highlights

  • Your E-Ticket will be valid for use any day within 6 months of purchase date
  • See the home where Harry S. Truman came to relax and rest
  • Hear fascinating stories of the most important man of his time
  • Learn why Thomas Edison resided here during World War I
  • Visit the place where Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956
  • Tour the Little White House Botanical Garden

Inclusions

  • Harry S. Truman Little White House admission
  • Guided tour of the Little White House
  • Self-guided Botanical Garden tour

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup
  • Meals

Please Observe the Following Policies and Procedures

  • Out of respect for the Presidency, guests are asked to dress appropriately. Please, no swimwear and no bare feet.
  • Smoking inside the house is prohibited.
  • No food or beverages, except bottled water, are allowed in the house.
  • Strollers and motorized scooters are not allowed in the interior of the house.
  • No still or video photography of interior rooms is allowed. Photos may be taken outdoors only.
  • Cellular phones should be used outdoors only as their frequencies may interact with the alarm systems.
  • No pets are allowed in the house except for service dogs.

You are purchasing an "Open Ticket". Tour does not include hotel pickup. The museum is wheelchair-accessible on main floor only. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

September 23, 2017

Desired Time:

09:00 AM