Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is a state-owned property in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, preserving the ​1 1⁄2-story childhood home of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The future president was born here on May 8, 1884, in the downstairs southwest bedroom. The home was purchased by the state in 1957 and dedicated as a historic site in 1959 at a ceremony attended by Truman himself. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
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  • The guided tour is well done and gives insight into President Truman’s first year of life, 1884-85, his home, and family. Well with the stop.  more »
  • It is well worth the stop and to go on the guided tour. The Truman birthplace is a great historical site.  more »
  • Very well kept! The Tulip Poplar tree is a direct offshoot of one planted by George Washington in Mt Vernon in 1785!
  • Young man who gave us a tour was wonderful! Lots of fun information
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