• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Park Closure

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

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?

Truman and party at Key West. Credit: Truman Library

The atmosphere at the presidential retreat in Key West was always relaxed. The President handed out cards that read: DON’T GO AWAY MAD…JUST GO AWAY. Ice water got poured on anyone unwary enough to lie on the beach with their eyes closed. And loud Hawaiian shirts were the dress code of the day.