• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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  • Change in Park Hours

    The Truman Home and Visitor Center are now closed Sundays, Mondays, & all federal holidays. The Truman Farm Home and the Noland Home are closed to the public.

Things To Know Before You Come

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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 Saber Dancers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Credit: Truman Library.

Truman chose to fight the Cold War by rebuilding the West’s defenses to surpass that of the Soviet world, and of meeting each Communist challenge quickly and unequivocally.