TRU HISTORY: STEP INTO THE STORY
Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday Noon – 5 pm. Open daily; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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.
Safety precautions: In accordance with CDC guidelines and safety protocols set by the National Archives, masks are currently required for all guests, and the Museum Store is closed.
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TRU HISTORY FOR THE FUTURE
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum has not just been renovated but entirely reimagined. Visitors can expect a cinematic experience of some of the most dramatic chapters of world history. Museum highlights include:
- 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.”