• 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.

Park Planning

General Management Plan
The General Management Plan provides broad management direction for resource management, visitor use, and development 15-20 years into the future.

Historic Structures Report
These reports provide a structural history of the Truman Home in Independence, Missouri and an in-depth historical analysis of the home of Harry S and Bess Wallace Truman.

Truman Farm Home: 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.

Long Range Interpretive Plan
The Long Range Interpretive Plan articulates a vision for the park’s interpretive future, and recommends the media and programs best suited for meeting visitor needs, achieving management goals, and telling the park stories.

Cultural Landscape Report
This report documents the historic landscape around the Truman Home in Independence and guides park staff in the maintenance of the property.

Scope of Collections Statement
The Scope of Collection Statement guides the Site in the acquisition of museum objects that contribute directly to the understanding and interpretation of its themes and resources, as well as those objects that the National Park Service is legally mandated to preserve.

Harry S Truman NHS Centennial Strategy
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, each park developed local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016.

Did You Know?

Truman home parlor. Credit: NPS

Margaret Truman gave her parents their first TV in the 1950s. Her father referred to it as the “television machine.” The color TV in the Trumans’ parlor was a gift from Margaret in 1970. No chairs face in its direction, a clear sign that they seldom watched it.