• 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.

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 looking at a speech. Credit: Truman Library

After his retirement from the presidency, President Truman had difficulty adjusting and accepting his diminished role in politics. He had to come to terms with the fact that it was no longer “his turn.” Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Missouri