• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Change in Park Hours

    The Truman Home and Visitor Center are now closed Sundays, Mondays, & all federal holidays. The Truman Farm Home and the Noland Home are closed to the public.

For Kids

As a young boy, Harry Truman had three main interests: music, reading, and history, all encouraged by his mother, to whom he was very close. He got up at five every morning to practice the piano, which he studied twice a week until he was fifteen.

Truman understood that you never stop learning. Today, children ages 5-12 can participate in our Junior Ranger program. After visiting the site and completing several Truman-related activities, children are sworn in as official Junior Rangers and receive a badge.

You can also become a Web Ranger! Click here for more information.

Did You Know?

Bess and Margaret Truman at the Democratic convention. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman wanted to shine in the eyes of those he held dear. He wrote to Bess in 1942, “I’ve wanted so badly to make good in the Senate so you and [Margaret] wouldn’t be ashamed of me.”