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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.
Little White House Highlights:
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
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
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.
President Harry S. Truman
The Harry S. Truman Little
White House Museum
President Truman relaxes
at the Little White House
Listed on the National Register of Historic
Harry S. Truman Little White House
Daily 9am to 4:30pm; 365 days a year
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 Westin Parking garage.
Children prices are 5-12 yrs. of age. Children 4 yrs. of age and younger are free.
Presentations start every 15-20 minutes. Admission Tickets purchased online can be used any day. Parking is available at Mallory Square or The Westin Parking garage. For more information call: 305-294-9911.