"I hope to be remembered as the people's President."

President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.

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Well, it's good to be back home, in what I call the center of the world...Independence, Missouri. I am more than happy to be here, and to stay here the rest of my life. I hope I won't cause you much trouble while I am here!

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"Well, it's good to be back home, in what I call the center of the world...Independence, Missouri. I am more than happy to be here, and to stay here the rest of my life. I hope I won't cause you much trouble while I am here!" President Harry S Truman Film courtesy the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Front exterior view of the Truman Home

The Truman Home

Take a guided tour of the Truman Home for an in-depth view of the personal and family life of the 33rd President of the United States.

An old Korean ceremonial gong

Online Exhibits

Harry S Truman NHS preserves over 50,000 artifacts related to the Truman family. Click below to see a selection of objects.

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Social Media

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Harry S Truman, future Commander in Chief, proudly serving in World War I

Harry S Truman and the Great War

Harry S Truman, the man ultimately responsible for ending WWII, proudly served in WWI. There he learned about warfare, and leadership.

Old Voice Recorder

Oral History Project

Over the past 29 years, this program has continued to preserve important information passed down about the Truman family’s home life.

The Trumans' Bedroom

219 North Delaware, Virtually!

A virtual tour of the first floor and video tour of the second is here. Due to the fragile structure of the house the upstairs is not open.

Modern photo of Truman Home, white house, metal fence in front, round logo for wellness challenge.

The NPS Wellness Challenge!

Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge located at Harry S Truman National Historic Site!

Exterior View of the Noland Home

Noland Home

Home of Harry's cousins...learn more about the courtship of Harry & Bess and life in the Truman neighborhood. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

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Some Federal Passes Available at Truman

Some of the Federal recreation passes are available at our visitor center. Others are easily available online.

two bungalow homes, with a lilac bush in the foregraound

The Frank and George Wallace Homes

These two small bungalow homes, once belonging to two of Bess Wallace Truman's brothers, are now part of the cultural landscape.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger!

We hope you'll come and see us! We have some tips to make your visit safe, memorable, and meaningful. We welcome you.

Painting, Harry Truman, in suit, US Capitol in backdrop

Become a Junior Ranger!

You can be a Junior Ranger and get a really cool badge like the Rangers wear!

Last updated: November 23, 2022

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Mailing Address:

223 North Main Street (Visitor Center/ Truman Home Ticketing Station)
Independence , MO 64050

Phone:

816-254-9929
The park is open to the public Wednesdays-Sundays. The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Administrative staff work Monday-Friday. For Administration staff, please call (816) 254-2720, Mondays to Fridays, 8AM-4PM. All times central. (We like to call it Truman Time.)

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