• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Things To Know Before You Come

Truman Pin

Visitor Parking
Parking is available in the lot just west of the Visitor Center as well as on Main St. Although limited, street parking is available along Delaware and Maple adjacent to the Truman Home. Ask at the Visitor Center for RV and trailer parking locations.

Items Not Allowed
No food, drink or gum is allowed in the Visitor Center, Truman Home or Truman Farm Home. Smoking is not permitted. Photography is not allowed inside the Truman Home or Farm Home. Please do not bring large bags or backpacks on tours. For the enjoyment of our other visitors, we ask that you turn off cell phones and other personal devices while on tour.

Firearms and Other Weapons
Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.


Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 571.


Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Specifically, firearms are prohibited inside the park visitor center and the Truman Home in Independence. Firearms are also prohibited inside the Truman Farm Home in Grandview. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.

Did You Know?

The Truman farm home kitchen. Credit: National Park Service

On 4 February 1985, the Truman Farm Home was designated a National Historic Landmark, and in December 1993, Congress authorized the National Park Service's acquisition of the Truman Farm Home from Jackson County, Missouri.