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Truman Sites

"BEING TOO GOOD IS APT TO BE UNINTERESTING"
- President Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman never cared a fig about his approval ratings. Nonetheless, this straight-talking Midwesterner became one of America's greatest and most beloved presidents. Today's politicians still try to compare themselves to Harry. And only in Independence can you learn the real truths about the life behind this incredible man. A failed farmer and haberdasher, a successful artillery officer, and a hometown boy with middle-America ideas and ethics, Harry Truman was Independence. And Independence is Harry Truman.

Walk through his neighborhood. Stop in to the soda fountain where young Harry had his first job. See the sites where this international 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.

Clinton's Soda Fountain

  • 100 W Maple Ave
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 833-2046

Historic Truman Courthouse

  • 112 W Lexington
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 325-7111

Truman Home Ticket Center

  • 223 N Main St
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 254-2720

Truman Library & Museum

  • 500 W. Highway 24
  • Independence, MO 64050
  • (816) 268-8200