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Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • Harry S. Truman was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. His decision to use nuclear weapons ended WWII and saved thousands of American soldiers lives. This is the house that h...  read more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this historical site and home. Worth the out of the way drive to a town that has nothing else to do. Our tour guide was great and was very knowledgeable. Interesting history. 
  • The Truman Birthplace is small. You can easily tour it in less than an hour. The guides are a wealth of information. There is plenty of parking. When my family and I visit, we also like to walk around...  read more »
  • Very humble beginning for a President. If you get to see his home in KC you'll see he kept the humility.
  • Great place to visit