"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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It's more than a presidential home...it's one of America's greatest stories. No narration.

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.

Silhouettes of Harry Truman labeled with social media icons

Social Media

Get connected with Facebook, twitter & more. Experience the park in an entirely new way.

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.

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.

Exterior view of the Wallace Homes

The George and Frank Wallace Homes

Home to Bess's brothers George and Frank Wallace, these homes behind the Truman Home show a close family bond. Homes not open to public.

Last updated: November 15, 2021

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