Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Independence

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The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (officially styled without the period after the S) preserves the longtime home of Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States, as well as other properties associated with him in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. The centerpieces of the site, which is operated by the National Park Service, are the Truman Home in Independence and the Truman Farm Home in Grandview, although it also includes the Noland home of Truman's cousins and the George and Frank Wallace homes of Bess Truman's brothers. The site was designated a National Historic Site on May 23, 1983.
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  • We drove out here because the website said they were open. When we arrived we found a “closed due to Covid” sign on the gate. Pathetic. You mean crowds can gather to shop at Walmart but we can’t walk....  more »
  • Didn’t get to go in. It is closed for COVID. Beautiful on the outside and interesting to see where he lived. Actual address is 219 N Delaware Ave, Independence, MO.  more »
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  • President Truman’s home is very interesting. He returned to Independence after his presidency and lived a very frugal lifestyle unlike the presidents of today who come out of the job well off financially! Don’t miss this tour. It’s done by the Parks Service and you’ll need to pick up a free “timed” ticket for your tour at the Parks Service Visitor Center. You just see the porch, kitchen (amazing for its 1950s simplicity), dining room, and front foyer & rooms. The Park Ranger was extremely informative and knowledable.
  • What a great experience in history!! Really enjoyed the guided tour! Our tour guide was knowledgable & shared fun facts with us. It was engaging & so neat to be able to walk a day in Harry's shoes. Highly recommend to others.
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