• 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.

Laws & Policies

Superintendent’s Compendium Of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority. (PDF - 77.3KB)

Firearms and Other Weapons

Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 571.

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Specifically, firearms are prohibited inside the park visitor center and the Truman Home in Independence. Firearms are also prohibited inside the Truman Farm Home in Grandview. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.

Did You Know?

Lincoln family portrait. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman learned history during the “great man” period. It was a time when teachers hoped students would want to emulate the heroes they learned about.