Currently a house museum, the Truman Little White House is a historic house and building listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The name of the building came from the its frequent use by president Truman as a winter working vacation area.
Intended as a two-family house for the commandant and paymaster of the naval base where it stands, the house has been used by famous personalities even before being known as the little white house. President Howard Taft, Edward Hayden, and Thomas Edison has used the site for visits, as a research center and even and inventors workshop.
After Truman?s term as president the building has been used to house official presidential meetings, a guest residence for state guests such as King Hussein of Jordan and even as a location for peace talks between warring states.