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Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

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Houses & Mansions, Historic Sites, Educational
223 N Main St, Independence, MO
URL: Harry S. Truman National Historic...  Phone: 816-254-2720

Activity Overview

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site was the home of the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. The historic site is located in Independence, Missouri, it is a national historic site that includes the Truman Home and the Truman Farm Home. The Truman home gives you a glimpse into the personal life of the president of the United States, the site has a visitor's center and guided tours are offered on a regular basis. Harry Truman's wife Bess Wallace donated the property to the National Park Service, and it was established as a historic site in 1983. The farm home is 15 miles away in Grandview, the farm home is open to self-guided tours year-round.

Things to Do

  • Families can take guided tours of the Truman home, President Harry S. Truman and his wife stayed in the house, during and after his presidency.
  • The visitor center features exhibits, and a film on Harry Truman's life, tickets to the Truman home are purchased in the visitor center.
  • The Truman home has many artifacts on display, daughter Margaret's piano, a personal library, paintings, coat and hat, huge TV in the living room and the kitchen.
  • Visit the Truman farm home in Grandview, the grounds of the farmhouse are open for self-guided tours.
  • The visitor center has a gift shop/bookstore.

Harry S. Truman National Historic site Insider Tips

  • No admission fee for children ages 15 and under.
  • You cannot bring food and drinks.

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