• 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.

Historic Resource Study

Farm Roots and Family Ties: Historic Resource Study

This study covers the history and significance of the Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, MO, the Frank and George Wallace homes in Independence, and the Noland House in Independence. All floor plans have been removed for security reasons.

Table of Contents (353 KB)

Part I: Truman Farm in Grandview
Chapter 1: Solomon and Harriet Young: Their World (736 KB)
Chapter 2: Harry S Truman and the Truman Family (528 KB)
Chapter 3: Harry S Truman: His Years on the Young-Truman Farm (1.06 MB)
Chapter 4: Truman's Grandview Farming and Political Success (864 KB)
Chapter 5: The Grandview Farm, 1917-1940 (684 KB)
Chapter 6: The Farm Repurchased, Restored and Made Public (832 KB)

Part II: Noland and Wallace Properties in Independence
Chapter 7: Nineteenth-Century Independence and Moore's Addition (1.5 MB)
Chapter 8: Noland Family and House, 1847-1923 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 9: Noland-Haukenberry House, 1923-1986 (1.36 MB)
Chapter 10: The Wallace and Gates Families in Independence (610 KB)
Chapter 11: Frank & Natalie Ott Wallace Family and House, 1915-1991 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 12: George and May Southern Wallace Family and House, 1916-1991 (1.53 MB)
Appendicies (126 KB)
Bibliography (5.23 MB)
National Register Nomination (4.4 MB)
Index (223 KB)

Did You Know?

Truman and Benny pose at bust of Lincoln. Credit: Truman Library.

Jack Benny, Henry Fonda, Jackie Cooper, Eddie Fisher, Carl Reiner, Tippi Hedren, Barbara Rush, Joan Stanley, Maurice Chevalier, and Bob Hope are celebrities who visited the Trumans at their home.