Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West Truman Little White House


KeyWest and the Little White House was where President Truman spent 175 days of his Presidency. His Little White House became the functioning White House of America with many pieces of legislation drafted and enacted there.


Key West Little white House FAQ's:

Question: What is the Little White House?

Answer: The Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West, Fl. was built in 1890 as the first officer's quarters on the Key West naval station. Once used as a presidential retreat and conference location, the house has a unique aura and historic significance. It is now Florida's only presidential museum.

Question: What can I do a the Little White House?

Answer: You can take a tour or rent out an area of the house for a special event.

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Truman Little White House
Guided Tours, Daily Presidential Gift Shop, Free Self Guided Botanical Tours, photo gallery, more.

Little White House Events:
Explor the legacy of President Truman and its effects upon today's society which includes a scholarly monograph series published by Truman State University Press.

Best White House Photos:
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Little White House official site provides a photo gallery of the house.

Best Maps:
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