The Harry S Truman Little White House in Key West, Fl. was built in 1890 as the first officer's quarters on the naval station. The wooden duplex contained Quarters A for the base commandant and Quarters B for the paymaster.
See the home where Harry S. Truman came to relax and rest
History tellers share fascinating stories of the most important man of his time
Visit where Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956
Thomas Edison resided here during World War I
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The house was built on the waterfront of the harbor of Key West. In the beginning of the 20th century, the home was converted into a single family dwelling to house the base commandant.
The house has been host to many distinguished guests. Thomas Edison resided in the house during World War I, while working on depth charge research for the U.S. Navy.
In 1946, Harry Truman began visiting Key West for rest and relaxation and returned for 175 days during his presidency. Quarters A was the Winter White House.
President Dwight Eisenhower used the home while recuperating from a heart attack in 1956. In 1961, the Little White House played host to President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan during the Bay of Pigs incident. The house remained a living quarters for the commanding officers of the base until Truman Naval Station was closed in 1974. In 1996, President Jimmy Carter and his family, visited the home while on holiday and celebrated New Year's Eve here with family and friends. In April of 2000 the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, and France along with their wives had a private dinner at the Little White House.
Our history tellers relate a fascinating & personal glimpse of the most important man of his time.
Harry S. Truman Little White House
Daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; 365 days a year. Last tour at 4:00 pm.
Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date.
Redeem your eTickets at the Truman Little White House located on Truman Annex, 111 Front Street
Front Street and Whitehead Street
Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Opal Parking garage.
Children prices are 4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. of age and younger are free.
The public rooms of the Truman Little White House and the introductory film is accessible to guests with mobility issues. Scripts for the hearing impaired are available upon request. Check in with booth agent for next available house tour. Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Margaritaville Parking garage. For more information call: 305-294-9911.