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Little White House

Truman Little White House
Truman Little White House


The Truman era in Key West is showcased at the Harry S Truman Little White House Museum, 111 Front St. on Truman Annex. Truman, who visited Key West 10 times during his presidency, liked the island so much that he once wrote his wife, "I've a notion to move the capital to Key West and just stay." The Navy base's commandant's quarters, a 10-room West Indian structure, became his Little White House.

Today, docents guide visitors through the meticulously restored residence, which looks much as it did in Truman's day. Items on display include the original piano and poker table - both used frequently by the former president. The house has also hosted former presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter.




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