• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Weekend Parking

    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.

General Management Plan

The National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 requires that the National Park Service maintain up-to-date management plans for each unit of the national park system. The General Management Plan for Harry S Truman National Historic Site provides broad management direction for resource management, visitor use, and development 15-20 years into the future. The initial General Management Plan was completed in 1987 and was revised in 1999.

Cover/Table of Contents (2.2MB)
Part I - General Information (6MB)
Part II - Graphics (3.2MB)
Part III - The Future (4.6MB)
Part IV - Preparers and Consultants (1.4MB)

Part V - Appendices
Appendix A - Finding of No Significant Impact (3.4MB)
Appendix B - Legislation (3.1MB)
Appendix C-F - Cost Estimates, Actions Considered But Not Included in Plan, Recommended Plans, Threatened & Endangered Species Documentation (2.6MB)
Appendix G - Description of Resources (6.2)
Appendix H - Visitor Use Data (4.5MB)
Appendix I - Bibliography (416KB)

Did You Know?

Truman as Army officer. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman was suspicious of hypocrisy in organized religion. He wrote to Bess in 1911, “I don’t think any church on earth will take you to heaven if you’re not real anyway.”