• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    The Truman Home and Visitor Center will be closed on Wed. July 16 and Mon, July 21. Please check back for updates.


Harry S Truman NHS Mission Statement

The mission of Harry S Truman National Historic Site is to interpret the broad life experience of President Truman encompassed in the National Park Service resources in Independence and Grandview and to preserve those resources which tell his life story. The park seeks to educate present and future generations about Truman, his role as a citizen and his influence on history.


National Historic Site - May 23, 1983


Harry S Truman National Historic Landmark District

The National Park Service has completed revised documentation for the Harry S Truman Historic District:

Introduction (pdf - 34.94 KB)
Truman Historic District National Historic Landmark Nomination (pdf - 2.2 MB)

Did You Know?

Detail of Harry Truman's signature. Credit: National Park Service

Through Mr. Truman’s early letters, we can tell that most of the beliefs, philosophies, and values he expressed as a politician were already in place long before he dreamed of a life as a public servant.