• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Home to a People's President

President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.

Did You Know?

President Truman at Key West. Credit: Truman Library

Truman wrote in his memoirs, “I do not know of any easy way to be President. It is more than a full-time job and the relaxations are few. I used …the Little White House at Key West, less for holiday uses than as [a]hideaway…. [It] was very useful when I wanted to catch up on my work....”