The Harry S. Truman Little White House is the State of Florida's only presidential site.
Originally, it was constructed in 1890 as naval officers housing. Important visitors have included extended stays by inventor Thomas Edison and scientist Edward Hayden and it has been used by six American presidents. Its most important usage was as the winter White House of Harry Truman who spent 175 days of his presidency here from 1946 through 1952. Harry Truman faced the rebuilding of Europe, the Palestine question, issues of Civil Rights and labor unrest changes in foreign policy and our response to the Cold War.
Other presidents have included William Howard Taft in 1912, Dwight Eisenhower in 1955-56, John Kennedy in 1961 and 1962 and former Presidents Jimmy Carter in 1996 and 2007 and Bill Clinton in 2005. All have found it a restful place to restore body and mind as later presidents have used Camp David. It was the site of international peace talks between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in 2001.
2009 marks the 125th birthday of Harry Truman and special commemorative events and exhibits will be featured throughout the year. It also marks the completion of a $1million restoration of the Little White House making it a must see Key West Museum.
Tours are offered every 15 to 20 minutes through the day. Professional docents offer fully narrated tours that educate and entertain.
Full details for pricing & group rates available.
111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 294-9911
FAX: (305) 294-9988
Ticket Information click here.
Group rates are available upon request.
Site rentals available for weddings and corporate affairs through our special events coordinator (305) 294-9911
Gift Shop: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guided Tours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
365 days a year
Tours begin approximately every 15-20 minutes and are 45-55 minutes in length.
The restored vacation home of President Harry S Truman and its lawns.
Harry Truman Presidency, Key West & the Florida Keys: where Presidents vacation.
Travel exhibits and special events hosted by the museum throughout the year. Learn More.
Two presentations are available, Truman in Key West and the Harry Truman story.
Museum Store - Books & presidential souvenirs.
Truman Legacy Symposium:
Each May, The Little White House, in partnership with the Truman Presidential Library, host a two day educational conference open to the public. Events held at various locations in Key West. The 2012 conference will focus on Foreign Aid. Details on the website as they become available. Learn More