Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is the presidential library of Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953). It is located in Independence, Missouri and operates as a part of Presidential Libraries system.

The museum is one of 13 administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The building was originally built to house the personal effects from when Harry Truman retired in 1953. The library was dedicated and opened on July 6, 1957.

The main exhibit is broken up into sections: 

  1. A Harry S. Truman Timeline – which chronicles the life of Harry Truman from his birth in 1884 to present day 


  1. Early Years in Independence – which shows how Truman lived in Independence, Missouri from the time he was born until the end of World War II 


  1. Presidency – which shows Truman’s rise to become President, his problems with reconstruction after WWII, and his involvement with the creation of Israel 


  1. Post-Presidential Years – which focuses on Truman retired life in 1953 up until his death in 1972 


  1. An Exhibit Hall – this is a large room with many exhibits and displays. The main exhibit is the replica oval office that was used in the Truman Library Institute fundraising video, “Truman Speaks.” Other items on display include: the last flag-draped casket of an unknown soldier, an original boxcar like the ones used to transport WWII soldiers, Truman’s Kansas City office furniture, and his P-51 Mustang airplane.


The library has many artifacts on display including items from Truman’s presidency, the atomic bomb, Civil War swords belonging to both Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant, gifts that were given to Truman from foreign countries, the desk from Truman’s law office in Kansas City, and many more.

The library also features a museum store and a cafe.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (age 62 and older), and $6 for students with ID. Admission is free for members of the military in uniform or with a U.S. veterans organization card and children ages 5-11. Children under 5 are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

In conclusion,  the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is a great place to learn about the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman. It offers many exhibits, artifacts, and educational programs for adults and children alike.

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