The Truman Home
Tickets to tour the Truman Home (219 N. Delaware) must be obtained in the Visitor Center. There is no charge for Ranger-guided tours of the Truman Home. The Truman Home is closed for tours on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Truman Farm Home
The Truman Farm Home in Grandview, Missouri is located at 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd. Grounds are open daily year-round for self-guided tours. Audio tour (via cell/ smartphone) is available onsite. The Truman Farm Home will be open for Ranger guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays starting Friday, May 5, 2023, and continuing until October 21, 2023. Tours of the Farm Home are free, and first come, first served at this time. No reservations. Schedule may be adjusted because of adverse weather or staffing issues.
We hope you will come and join us in visiting the Truman Home. These are the rules that we all (including the Rangers!) follow to preserve the Home and its contents for generations to come.
Have you ever walked in the footsteps of a future president? How about being where a great love was rediscovered?
Across the street from the Truman Home is the historic Noland Home, at 216 North Delaware. It belonged Harry Truman's Uncle Joseph and Aunt Ella Noland, and two of his favorite cousins, Ethel and Nellie Noland. When visiting Independence, Harry Truman would stay at the Nolands' home, knowing that across the street was that blue eyed, blond-haired beauty he loved, Miss Bess Wallace. One day in 1910, after not seeing one another, Bess Wallace and Harry Truman were reunited, thanks to the Nolands. After nine years of courtship, Bess and Harry married on June 28, 1919.
The Noland Home is open to the public on the first floor from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM Wednesdays to Sundays, with exhibits to help us think about Truman's life. There are also restrooms and water fountains. We recommend that all visit the Noland Home before or after their tours of the Truman Home. Maybe you'll walk in the footsteps of Harry Truman as he was reunited with the great love of his life?
Last updated: March 9, 2023