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.