Missouri Harry Truman Historic Site map and highlights

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Missouri Harry Truman Historic Site map and highlights

Harry Truman National Historic Site in Missouri
Basic information for visitors to the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site In west-central Missouri, near Independence.    
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in west-central Missouri, near Independence.    
Preserved at this historic site is a remarkably complete  collection of structures and objects associated with the life of Harry  S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States. Five properties and  associated structures stand within it: the Truman Home (219 N. Delaware  St.), Frank Wallace House (601 W. Truman Rd.), George Wallace House (605  W. Truman Rd.), Noland House (216 N. Delaware St.), and Truman Farm  (Grandview, 1 mi west of U.S. 71 on Blue Ridge Blvd.). Truman lived on  the farm for 11 years before moving to the 219 North Delaware house in  1919 after his marriage to Bess Wallace, whose family lived there. He  returned to the Delaware Street home after his term ended in 1953. The  Trumans lived there until his death in 1972 and her death in 1982. The  219 North Delaware Street site was authorized in 1983. The other three  homes and the farm were acquired in 1991 and 1994.
     
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Touring the home, farm, and surrounding National Historic  Landmark District, viewing slide program. Facilities: Visitor center,  outdoor interpretive exhibit. Bookstore. Programs & Events: National  Historic Landmark District Walking Tours (daily at 10), self-guided  tours of Truman Farm. Guided tours of the Truman Home (Memorial  Day-Labor Day, daily every 15 min 9-4:45; Labor Day-Memorial Day,  Tues.-Sun. tickets required), Farm Home tours (Memorial Day-Labor Day,  Fri.-Sun., every half-hour 9:30-4, tickets required). Tips & Hints:  Same-day Truman Home tour tickets available at 8:30 from the visitor  center; passes are first-come, first-served and groups are limited to  eight people. Same-day Farm Home tour tickets, available on site at  9:30, are limited to groups of six people. Go Jan. and Feb. to avoid  crowds. Busiest June and July, least crowded Jan. and Feb.

FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS    
Truman Home tour: $3 adults 16, free ages 15 and under, others  free; tickets required for all. Truman Farm Home tour free; tickets also  required. No advance tour reservations accepted. No purses, diaper  bags, backpacks, cameras, camera bags, cell phones, or pagers permitted  on either home tour. No pets in buildings. Leashed pets allowed on  grounds of farm only. No smoking or picnicking. No vehicles off paved  roads or parking lots. Visitor center open daily 8:30-5. Truman Farm  grounds open daily dawn-dusk.
     
HOW TO GET THERE    
From Independence via 1-70, take Noland Rd. north to Truman Rd.,  turn left, drive two blocks to visitor center. Via 1-435, take Truman  Rd. exit east to corner of Truman Rd. and Main St.. Reach Truman Farm  via U.S. 71 to Grandview, then exit west onto Blue Ridge Blvd. and drive  1 mi. Closest airport: Kansas City (31 mi).    
     
CONTACTS    
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (223 N. Main St.,  Independence, MO 64050, tel. 816/254-9929, fax 816/254-4491, ).  Independence Chamber of Commerce (210 W. Truman Rd., Independence, MO  64050, tel. 816/252-4745). Grandview Chamber of Commerce (12500 S. U.S.  71, No. 100, Grandview, MO 64030, tel. 816/ 761-6505).   
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site.   
Basic information for visitors to the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site In west-central Missouri, near Independence
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