• 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.

Brochures & Bulletins

Site Bulletins

 

Bess Truman
A Lady First, then a First Lady.

The Noland Home
The Noland Home, where Harry Truman's aunt, uncle, and cousins lived.

Truman Family Farm
The Grandview farm where Harry Truman lived and worked between 1906 and 1917.

The Wallaces
The two bungalows located to the east of the Truman home where Bess Truman's brothers once lived.

Harry Truman and Civil Rights
President Truman's views on discrimination and his civil rights policies.

Harry Truman and the Secret Service
A look at the Secret Service and their dealings with President Truman.

Harry Truman and the 48-Star Flag
Learn the history of the American flag as it appeared during Truman's presidency.

Fences and Fame: The Truman Home Fence
Learn about the circumstances under which the Trumans had to fence in their yard.

Harry Truman's Christmas Traditions
Learn how the Trumans celebrated the holidays.

Vietta Garr
Learn about the contributions of the Truman's longtime cook and family companion.

 

Did You Know?

Bess Wallace sitting on a bench. Credit: National Park Service

Harry Truman had the idea he needed to be rich before he could marry Bess. He wrote her, “I don’t think any man should expect a girl to go to a less comfortable home that she’s used to.” Also, “You’ve no idea how crazy I am about you and you won’t have until I get somewhat richer than at present.”