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Retrace the Steps of an American Legend

Attention visitors: As of July 23, 2019, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is closed to the public. The Museum⁠ — First opened in 1957 ⁠— is undergoing a major renovation. IT is expected to reopen within 12-14 months. The research library will remain open during construction.

Learn about the transformative project here. keep an eye on our Event Calendar for Truman-related events scheduled during the closure. Please explore all the other ways to experience truman below.

Harry Truman was a hometown Independence boy and straight-talking Midwesterner who became one of America’s greatest and most beloved presidents. He loved it here so much, he returned home to Independence after serving in the White House. Here, you can walk through his neighborhood.

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” – President Harry S. Truman

Stop in the soda fountain where young Harry had his first job. See the sites where this world leader went to school, met his wife, had an occasional glass of whiskey and played penny-stakes poker. Don’t miss the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Truman Home and the little-known, but very surprising Truman Courtroom and Office. Get the straight story on this straight shooter with an authentic look at real history, right here in Independence, Missouri.