• 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.

Cultural Landscape Report

Bess Truman's rose garden in the backyard of Truman Home.

Bess Truman's rose garden in the backyard of the Truman Home.


Cultural Landscape Report: Truman Home

Though it is impossible for natural elements to be "frozen in time," it is possible to maintain the general appearance of the cultural landscape. This plan guides park staff in the maintenance of the property. All floor plans have been removed for security reasons.

Part I: Administrative Data (250 KB)
Part II: Historical Data (2.95 MB)
Part III: Field Survey/Existing Vegetation (327 KB)
Part IV: Recommendations and Analysis (415 KB)
Part V: Maintenance Guide to Perpetuate the 1953 - 1972 Historic Landscape (553 KB)
Appendix (4.90 MB)

Did You Know?

Photo of Harry S Truman. NPS

While scientific facts can be tested, historic facts are more difficult to pin down. Harry Truman said, “You can have three different people watch an accident out here on the intersection and get three different versions about what happened.”