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.
Your Buck Stops Here! The Harry S Truman National Historic Site bookstore and gift shop is located in the park visitor center located at 223 N. Main. The shop is operated by our cooperating association, Eastern National, which contributes a portion of its sales back into the park for visitor-related projects. By purchasing items in our bookstore, you are helping to support the park! At Harry S Truman NHS, visitors can purchase books, souvenirs, and educational items to enhance their visit to the Truman site, learn about world events during the Truman administration and increase their knowledge of the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
The atmosphere at the presidential retreat in Key West was always relaxed. The President handed out cards that read: DON’T GO AWAY MAD…JUST GO AWAY. Ice water got poured on anyone unwary enough to lie on the beach with their eyes closed. And loud Hawaiian shirts were the dress code of the day.