Fees & Passes

President Truman proudly showing off the famous sign on his desk.
Your Buck Stops Here, and We THANK YOU!

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

It might have meant something different to President Truman, but you can be assured that your Buck Stops Here at Harry S Truman National Historic Site. Your fees for tours of the Truman Home help us accomplish things that would otherwise be possible. Thank you.

Your Fees Benefit the Park!
The fees you pay when visiting Harry S Truman NHS make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected (except for the Annual and Lifetime Senior Passes) and use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect resources.
Truman Home
Tour Fee: $7.00 (effective January 1, 2018) for those 16 and over, children 15 and under are free. Admission to the Truman Home is by ticketed, guided tour only. Each tour is limited to 8 people. Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased at the Visitor Center on the day of the tour. Tickets may sell out by early afternoon on weekends, around holidays, and daily during the summer season. Tour time availability is dependent on staffing levels.

Please note that other than for bona fide educational groups, advance reservations for groups cannot be accepted. Tickets for the Truman Home tours are first come, first served, for all. Please see page 22 of the park's Superintendent's Compendium.

Truman Farm
Grounds are open year-round for free self-guided tours. Audio tours available. Farmhouse is currently not open for tours.
Annual or Lifetime Passes are possible alternatives to the above fees.

America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass
The $80 Interagency Annual Pass provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private non-commercial vehicle at most federal recreation sites across the country. Pass is valid for one year through the MONTH of purchase.

Interagency Senior Passes
The $20 (annual)/ $80 (lifetime) Interagency Senior Pass (62 and older) are passes available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Passes are available only in-person at entrances or visitor centers. Learn more about the Senior Pass.

Interagency Access Pass
Free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been determined to be blind or permanently disabled. Pass is available only in-person at entrances or visitor centers. Learn more about the Access Pass.

The above passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen.

Military Annual Pass
A free annual pass for active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). Pass must be issued in person. Learn more about the Military Pass.

Annual 4th Grade Pass
New! Annual 4th Grade Pass
Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September -August). Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees.

Here's a brochure that will explain the 4th Grade Every Kid in a Park program!

Last updated: September 27, 2018

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Independence, MO 64050


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