• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    The Truman Home and Visitor Center will be closed on Wed. July 16 and Mon, July 21. Please check back for updates.


HST at farm ca. 1950.

The Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, Missouri was added to the site on May 8, 1994. Visit the Truman Farm Home Photo Tour page to explore the site online.


The Truman Home offers a glimpse at the personal life of the 33rd President of the United States. Beautiful in its uncluttered commonness, the Truman Home showcases the simple life Truman and his wife Bess enjoyed in Independence before and after his presidency.

Truman Library

The Harry S. Truman Library, the first Presidential Library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman and to make them available to the people in a place suitable for exhibit and research.

Did You Know?

Unidentified U. S. Marine taking part in training exercises at the Marine Corps Training Base, Quantico, Virginia. Credit: Truman Library

When the Korean War began, the US army numbered 592,000 men, less than one-half what it had been on Pearl Harbor Day. All American divisions lacked the equipment, training, and the mental preparedness required for combat.