Harry S. Truman Foundation

harry truman infront of the little white house in key west

The Key west

Harry S. Truman Foundation

Thank you for your interest in the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation and our mission to preserve Key West’s Little White House, Florida’s only presidential museum, and programming that supports civic engagement, education, and the historic and cultural influences of the Truman era.

Ways to Support

We offer a variety of ways you can support our mission. By supporting our foundation, you’re empowering the preservation of Florida’s only presidential museum and the programming that supports civic engagement, education, and the historic and cultural influences of the Truman era.


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Support our preservation, education, programming and operational efforts.

Foundation Events

Cultural events enlighten our lives and personal perspectives through music, culinary arts, performance and visual arts. Our Foundation strives to provide programming that encourages dialogue through celebratory, educational and patriotic events that bring government leaders, scholars, authors, presidential descendants, and the Key West community together.

Collections & Restoration Efforts

We take great pride in protecting and preserving the building and grounds of our historic site. The museum and it’s collections tell a story, enabling our visitors to experience the cultural and political heritage of the Truman presidency, as well as inspiring the next generation to learn more about President Truman’s legacy.

Cataloging & Digitizing our Collection

Building a State-of-the-Art Archival Room

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Little White House History

Originally constructed in 1890 as naval officers’ housing, The Harry S. Truman Little White House is the State of Florida’s only presidential site. Throughout President Truman’s storied tenure as the leader of our great Nation, he found himself returning to the Conch Republic home for warm getaways during cold winters. Discover the fascinating history of this legendary location.

Little White House History

Harry’s Trips to the White House

Harry Truman

Bess Truman

Owned by the State of Florida, The Harry S. Truman Little White House is the only presidential museum in the State of Florida. The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation supports preservation of the historic house, programming and community outreach with contributions from our membership, state and local government support and donations. Through these efforts, we are working towards restoration of the house and its furnishings to the 1949 period of historic significance. The site’s rich history is well documented and with support will continue to serve as our community, both locally and globally.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800—435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. The Key West Harry S Truman Foundation Registration is CH32274.