• 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.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger booklet

The job of our National Park Rangers is to preserve and protect our nation's treasures. Rangers at our site do this is by sharing the story of our 33rd president Harry S Truman and his life in Independence. You can be a Junior Ranger and learn more about the Truman story when you complete activities in the Junior Ranger booklet.

Get a head start! If visiting the site, bring your completed booklet to the park's visitor center. If you cannot visit us in person, you can still participate. Complete the booklet, no need to mail it in, and just email us and let us know you're finished along with your name and address and will send you your official certificate and badge!

Click on your age group below to get a Junior Ranger Booklet.

Ages 5-8 (doc - 5.8 MB)
Ages 9-12 (doc - 5.5 MB)

 

Check out the Truman Word Search! Download and print your very own!

Did You Know?

Truman home. Credit: National Park Service

The most significant historical event to take place in the Truman home happened in June 1950. This was when President Truman received the telephone call alerting him that North Korea had attacked South Korea.