• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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

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City of Independence, MO
City of Grandview, MO
City of Kansas City, MO

Related Sites

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum - located in Independence, was established by President Truman in 1957.

Harry S Truman Office & Courtroom - located in the 1933 Jackson County Courthouse on historic Independence Square. This facility is closed until 2012.

Other Sites

Vaile Mansion - built in 1881 by local entrepreneur and U.S. mail contractor Harvey Merrick Vaile.

Bingham-Waggoner Estate - built in 1855, the home was once owned by artist George Caleb Bingham and later occupied by the founders of the Waggoner Gates Milling Co. of which Bess Truman's grandfather was co-owner.

1859 Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum - two-story 1859 Jackson County Jail which once housed Frank James.

National Frontier Trails Museum (NFTM) - presents the history of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon Trails and the personal stories of the pioneers who opened the West.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Harry Truman. Credit: Truman Library.

Harry Truman was defeated for reelection as eastern district judge of the Jackson County Court on 4 November 1924. This was the only election he ever lost.