The Harry S. Truman Little White
House is a national historic landmark and contains furniture and artifacts used
by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Carter. Being able to dine where
presidents dined is a unique experience, and in consideration for the site, there
are specific protocols that must be followed for events held at the site.
house was built in 1890. As a historic site our mission is to preserve it so
it will last for many generations to come. The museum is open to the public from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Therefore, most events are planned between 6:00 p.m. and
10:00 p.m. Early closing of the museum can be arranged with a surcharge. Surcharge
of respect for the integrity of the site and our residential neighbors, events
can only occur between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The catering breakdown must be
completed in a professional manner by 11:00 p.m. All damages will be billed to
the lessee. Any extraordinary set-up, break-down or clean up time will be billed
to the lessee at an additional hourly rate of $75.00.
|To rent either the
house or gardens a rental contract is required. A deposit of $100.00 will hold
your selected date. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to your event.
The balance is due 30 days before your event.
Payment may be made by check, money
order, or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
Credit Cards. Failure to make these payments may result
in your selected date being released to another party. Local hotels, with prior approval, may use their
regular credit accounts with us. All rental fees are subject to the applicable
Florida Sales Tax (7.5%)
|Inside the House
- The State of Florida has requested no red wine due to the danger of damage
to our carpets and furnishings.
- Only plated dinners may be served in the house. No guest may carry food or
drinks through the house.
- Smoking is never permitted inside the house.
- Professional caterers who have not served in the house or gardens are asked
to contact the Executive Director or Special
Events Coordinator at 305.294.9911.
- All food and trash from all events must be removed by the caterers. Dish-washing
and food preparation must occur elsewhere.
| Parking & Transportation
| Parking in Truman
Annex is prohibited. The nearest paid parking is at the Westin Resort, 245 Front
Street (about 500 feet) or on Whitehead Street. Trains and Trolleys can bring
groups nearby and the guests enter either through the Presidential Gate (across
from Kelly's Caribbean Restaurant) or the Front Street gate (beside the Westin
Resort). Trains and Trolleys can
be arranged by calling Historic
Tours of America, Inc. at 305.293.8718 or by email.
is permitted for lawn events, but must be in compliance
with the city of Key West Noise Ordinance. The Little White House is a
part of a gated residential community. The intimacy that this creates is
a trade off for these noise restrictions. Excessive noise levels can ruin a great
party for everyone. Bands and DJs may be asked to lower the volume on amplified
music by our Special Events Coordinator. It is the
responsibility of the lessee to ensure sound levels and times are met by
musicians, bands and DJs and guests. All music must cease by 9:50 p.m.
Guests must leave by 10:00 p.m. security guards are provided until 10:00
pm. There are no exceptions to this rule.