The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is reopened, following a $29 million world-class transformation. Visitors can expect a cinematic experience of some of the most dramatic chapters of world history, from the Great War to WWII and the Cold War, to the creation of the State of Israel, Civil Rights advancements, the extreme makeover of The White House and, of course, Truman’s Whistle Stop campaign and 1948 victory. Hailed as “the new standard for presidential libraries” the Truman Library is a must-see experience for all ages.

Hours: Open daily: Monday-Saturday 9 am–5 pm; Sunday 12-5 pm

Museum admission is $12 with discounts for seniors, students, veterans and active members of the U.S. military. Admission is FREE for members and children 12 and younger. There is no admission to visit the Museum store.

As a 2024 Blue Star Museum, the Truman Library is proud to offer FREE admission to military personnel and their families beginning May 18 (Armed Forces Day) through Labor Day. This initiative is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America.


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There’s so much to explore, you’ll want to return again and again – and share the award-winning Museum experience with others! Annual memberships start at $35, and offer incredible value. Benefits include unlimited free admission at the Truman Library, Museum Store discounts, exclusive program invitations, and free admission at ALL of America’s presidential libraries operated by the National Archives. Join today and visit FREE for an entire year!

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The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum has not just been renovated but entirely reimagined. Get ready for an all-new interactive and cinematic experience as you explore fascinating history that still influences our world today:

  • Immersive sound-and-light theaters with you-are-there experiences of WWI, WWII, the Cold War and the Korean War
  • 14-foot interactive globe exploring the hard problems of peace following WWII
  • Expanded insight on Truman’s leadership on Civil Rights and the recognition of Israel
  • Fresh perspective on Truman’s family, including Bess Truman’s role as advisor and confidante
  • Loyalty Review Board role-playing game where players uncover government disloyalty during the Red Scare
  • Increased storytelling and never-before seen artifacts from the Korean War

“At its heart, the Truman Library is an educational institution,” said Truman Library Director Kurt Graham. “And we are so thrilled to be able to offer a 21st century experience and interpretation of one of the great proponents of American democracy. This renovation is worthy of our 33rd President. The world needs to know this story, and now we’re ready to tell it.”

“After a $20million expansion and renovation, the career of the humble but determined man from Independence is well explored in the museum. An important stop for history buffs and young people who really don’t know who Harry Truman was or what he accomplished.”

Tripadvisor / Chicago, IL

“This is a really cool newly updated museum. Everything was brand new and state of the art.”

Tripadvisor / Houston, TX

“Wonderful museum documenting Truman’s life and legacy. Very interesting exhibits and movies throughout. Beautifully designed and maintained.”

Tripadvisor / Perry Hall, MD

“Newly opened in May 2022 after a two-year renovation, this museum is spectacular! It is beautiful and a fun learning experience with lots of interactive elements. You come away feeling like you really know the man Harry Truman.”

Tripadvisor / Springfield, MO

“Incredible! What makes the museum come alive are all the interactive exhibits and opportunities to share their reactions to some of the big decisions. My 13 and 9 year olds were very engaged. A must-visit!”

Tripadvisor / Kansas City, MO

“The Truman Presidential Library is an American treasure. The historic artifacts are extraordinary, from the atomic bombs to ending WWII to the Korean War and numerous domestic issues. History lives here. Go enjoy!”

Tripadvisor / Atlanta, GA

“The renovations really were well done, the staff was very friendly, and there were an incredible number of fascinating exhibits. We spent 2 hours there and could have spent more.”

Tripadvisor / Lee’s Summit, MO

“Beautifully tells the story of an ‘ordinary man’ who had an extraordinary Presidency. History is now deservedly judging Truman as one of our greatest Presidents and much that he did shapes our world today. If you are in KC, do NOT miss the Truman Library!”

Tripadvisor / Boulder, CO


– Harry S. Truman

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Members enjoy free and unlimited Museum admission at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, and ALL of America’s presidential libraries operated by the National Archives. Memberships start at just $35 – join today!

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“When you are on vacation, I hope you will visit the educational institution that has been established here in Independence under the name of the Truman Library. As it is set up, it shows exactly what a President has to do.”

– President Harry S. Truman


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