• 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.

Bess Truman: Motherhood


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.”