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.
The park preserves and maintains a variety of historical vegetation on the grounds including a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and vines.
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Shingle Oak (Quercus ambricaria)
Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Vanhoutte/Bumalda spirea (Spirea x bumalda)
Common lilac (Syringa valgaris)
Sweet mock orange (Philadelphus coronarius)
Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)
Showy border forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
Modern Roses (Rosa)
Perennials, Bulbs, & Vines
Common Peony (Paeonia officinalis)
Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Amur Grape (Vitus amurensis)
Did You Know?
During their courtship, Harry wrote to Bess, “I’m horribly anxious for you to suffer from an excessively good opinion of me!” This desire to please her continued throughout his life and played a large part in determining his behavior as president.