• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Weekend Parking

    Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.

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?

Atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. Credit: Truman Library

In January 1950, President Truman approved the development of the hydrogen bomb. This new “superbomb” would be 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.