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.
Local Partners & Information Resources
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.
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?
In a poll of Washington correspondents conducted by "Look" magazine, Senator Truman was named one of the 10 most valuable men in Washington in the war. He was the only member of congress among the ten.