Do you think that you might be President some day? Visit the Harry S Truman Library & Museum to learn more about what a President does. You can explore some interactive exhibits, make a campaign button, learn about President Truman as a young boy, and find out if you can walk as fast as Harry Truman walked (120 steps a minute)!
Before Your Visit:
- Learn about Harry Truman as he grew up in Independence, Missouri.
- Check the Events Calendar for special events that may take place during your visit.
Explore Truman Library:
- Kids will enjoy the exhibits on the ground floor. They can make a campaign button, create a desk sign, play interactive trivia games, and do puzzles.
- The Whistlestop Exhibit allows visitors to listen to messages via old-time phones.
- Some of the museum's exhibits are dedicated to the war. Kids will be intrigued to learn about what families and children had to endure during wartime (such as food shortages).
- Of course, you'll want to show the kids the replica of the Oval Office!
- An exhibit portraying life in the 1940's will amuse visitors as they see old tv's and furniture.
- Don't forget to visit the replica of the Liberty Bell located outside on the lawn near the parking lot.
Become a National Park Junior Ranger by visiting the Harry Truman Historic Site.
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