Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar

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The Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is a state-owned property in Lamar, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, preserving the one and one-half story, childhood home of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The future president was born here on May 8, 1884, in the downstairs southwest bedroom. The home was purchased by the state in 1957 and dedicated as a historic site in 1959 at a ceremony attended by Truman himself. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
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  • This is the home where our 33rd President was born. He only lived here until he was 11 months old & then his family moved numerous times before settling in Independence. At the house you get to see al...  more »
  • excellent historic place to visit. I think Harry S. Truman was one of the best presidents ever to be in the white house. He become president at a very bad time in history.  more »
  • This small park features the birthplace home and several monuments to Harry S Truman. The park also has a small gift shop and facilities as needed. The park does offer guided tours of the home. This p...  more »
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  • Neat place, but easy to miss. I was taking pictures out front when one of the men who worked there came to me and invited me to take a tour. That wasn't my plan, but he was helpful and friendly and I'm glad I took him up on his offer. Definitely enjoyed it.
  • This is a stop that won't take you long to see but is such an important part of our history. The home is restored and furnished with antiques of the time period. Be sure to check their hours before you plan your stop.
  • Humble little place for a president to be born. We'll cared for a very informative guided tour
  • Nice little home site, not really a whole lot to see. President Truman only lived here as an infant, so it's not really much about him. Truman's house in Independence would be more about him. But this little house is interesting to see the way of life back in the late 19th century.
  • Really enjoyed my tour of the Truman birthplace home. It's a very small house, but they do a good job of covering Truman's early history and depicting what life in small-town Western Missouri was like at the time. The home and visitor center sit across the street from one-another, and the whole site is very pleasant.

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