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.
What to Expect
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.
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 six 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.
You must bring a printed copy of your voucher - e-vouchers will not be accepted.