Harry S Truman Little White House
Did you know that former President Harry S Truman spent 175 days conducting business and running the nation from right here, in the Florida Keys? Well, you’re about to visit the very site where it happened, the lovingly named Harry S Truman Little White House. This living Key West Museum is located in the Truman Annex Neighborhood of Old Town, on Front Street (a part of the Duval Street district). The actual building, established in 1890, first served as a naval station command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, WWI, and WWII, eventually used in 1946 as Truman’s ‘quick getaway’ spot. President Truman's ‘winter white house’ quick retreat soon turned into a lengthy stay home, the man falling in love with the island quickly, as most visitors do.
While here you and your group will learn all about how Truman lived, played, worked, and ran the country from here, hosting several important government meetings and events during his stay. During a guided tour you will learn the specific history of the house and its architecture, facts about Truman’s life and presidency, and facts about notable guests. See presidential logs and trip logs, as well as personal items, artifacts, and furniture from Truman himself. Many student groups tend to like this stop because it is a great, immersive, and truly interesting way to learn all about president Truman, U.S Naval, and Military history, and local government influences. Be sure to save plenty of time to explore here, the museum open from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.