• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Park Closure

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

Things To Do

Take a guided tour or maybe a quiet stroll. Why not explore Harry's hometown or head down to the family farm? Harry S Truman National Historic Site offers a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. The hardest part may be choosing what to explore!

Guided Tours - Take a guided tour of the historic Truman Home. With thousands of artifacts on display, the home is an insightful glimpse into the personal lives of the Truman family. Each tour is limited to 8 visitors. There is a small fee to tour the house: $5 adults and free for children 15 and younger.

Audio Tours – Follow in the footsteps of the 33rd US President. Take a stroll through Harry's neighborhood, historic downtown Independence, or explore the Truman farm grounds.

Park Film – Watch the park's free introductory film, "At Home with Harry & Bess." Film plays every fifteen minutes at the visitor center at 223 N. Main St.

Visit the Truman Farm - The Truman Farm in Grandview, Missouri is located at 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd. Grounds are open year-round for self-guided tours. Audio tour available onsite.

Visit the Noland Home - Visit the home of Harry's cousins to learn more about Harry & Bess's courtship and life in the neighborhood. Free self-guided exhibits.

Become a Junior Ranger - Children ages 5-12 can participate in our Junior Ranger program. After visiting the site and completing several Truman-related activities, children are sworn in as official Junior Rangers and receive a badge.

Social Media – Connect with us online and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Did You Know?

Harry S Truman in his National Guard uniform. Credit: Truman Library

Harry Truman joined the National Guard in 1905 at age 21. He served two 3-year terms. Later, in the army reserves, he was eventually promoted to major, and, by the mid-'thirties, was a full colonel.