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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Very interesting home to visit.

Ranger who took us through the house, obviously loved his job, there was not much that he didn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul M
Palm Desert, California
The Truman Home

It was a pretty home on the outside. I would have loved to have been able to go inside.I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Orange Beach, Alabama
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050-2804
+1 816-254-9929
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Reviewed yesterday

Ranger who took us through the house, obviously loved his job, there was not much that he didn't tell us about the history of the Truman's and the house.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a pretty home on the outside. I would have loved to have been able to go inside.I was surprised to learn that you could not go in.

Thank Kimberlylq1969
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The house has been well preserved since the President and Mrs Truman passed. Lots of history within and was impressed with the National Parks team knowledge of President Truman's home and grounds

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was so much fun to learn about this president that I just barely remember. I was so impressed by the docent that I bought a couple of books about this man's days in the White House, and he and Bess's return to a simple...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this including our child. We enjoyed the museum across the street. It was neat to learn about this humble President

Thank 267cpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the house that Harry and Bess lived in is exceptional experience. It is hard to remember that there was a time when Presidents were accessible. Like Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman was from central state and a true public servant.

Thank bobguzzardi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the visitor's center and Truman house and learned much from the movie shown at the center and from the National Park guide at the house. Spaces for the tour are reserved quickly in the day and we arrived before 9am to get...More

Thank Splanky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide was interesting, and obviously cared about the Truman family. We all managed to stay on our feet, although a lady with a cane looked relieved to go to her car at the end. The information was good. Your National Park pass covers the...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best small-group tours we've taken, led by a very knowledgable National Park Service ranger. The tour is 30 minutes long and includes the downstairs portion of the house. Note that they are very careful of the artifacts, and it's a...More

1  Thank walkerbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I knew from reading other reviews that we should go to the house first but didn't really know where the visitor center was and we assumed it was in the library complex. The library people were very helpful and directed us to...More

Thank Laura B
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Gloria S
What time does the visitor center open on Saturday?
12 June 2017|
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Response from B R | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at their website: Sunday - Saturday 8:30am-5pm.
Scott P
Can you walk past the house after hours or is the area enclosed?
28 February 2017|
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Response from Megan B | Reviewed this property |
There is a metal fence surrounding the house but it does not obscure the view
What Hotel/ B&B is closest to the Truman Home?
27 August 2016|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an RV park. A person could google for that information.