• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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?

Harry Truman as a young boy. Credit: National Park Service

When he was a small boy, Harry Truman cut off the tip of his big toe when he slammed it in the cellar door. A doctor reattached it successfully.