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Harry S. Truman Little White House

Harry S. Truman Little White House

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Truman Little White House

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.

Truman Little White House Highlights:
 

bullet See the home Harry S. Truman came to relax and rest
bullet Visit where Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956
bullet Thomas Edison resided here during World War I
bullet Here history tellers tell fascinating stories of the most important man of his time
   
Overview:

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.



President Truman
President Harry S. Truman

Truman Little White House Museum
The Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum

President Truman relaxes at the Little White House
President Truman relaxes at the Little White House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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