• 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.


Independence Map
Map of Truman Home and Visitor Center in Independence, MO.
Harry S Truman NHS site locations within the KC metro
Map of Truman Home and Farm Home in the Kansas City Metro.

Did You Know?

Truman speaking. Credit: Truman Library

Truman was not a dynamic speaker when delivering prepared speeches. He spoke with a flat Missouri twang and lacked the inspirational quality of Franklin Roosevelt. However, when speaking extemporaneously, Truman fired up crowds with simple, straightforward language and short sentences.