The life of 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman was well documented in professional and personal letters, most of which are contained in this library's 15,000,000 pages of White House files and political correspondence. Known for his down-to-earth demeanor, Truman wrote religiously. Letters exchanged between the former President and his wife, Bess Truman, tell the story of the their long love affair and family.

Approximately 30,000 objects—photographs, artifacts, film clips, political paraphernalia, and personal items are displayed throughout the building. The President and his wife are buried in the library's courtyard.

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Family Review of Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Away Travel Expert: Laura Tiebert
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Don't miss the "Decision Theater."
  • The museum's collection of letters between Harry and Bess Truman bring the president to life for older kids and teens.

500 W. U.S. Hwy. 24
Independence, Missouri 64050
Parking: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Adults USD8, seniors USD7, children (6-15) USD3.

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 816-268-8200/800-833-1225
Fax: 816-268-8295
Neighborhood: East Metro
Price Information: Adults USD8, seniors USD7, children (6-15) USD3.
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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