I was in grade school when I first visited Harry S. Truman's birthplace in Lamar, MO. I have been back to it another time in my adult life. If you're looking for an interesting location for a daytrip some upcoming weekend, check this out.

The Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 1009 Truman in Lamar, in southwest Missouri. According to the Missouri State Parks' website and acccording to the official deed, in 1882, the Truman's purchased a 20- by 28-foot house for $685. On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman was born in the downstairs southwest bedroom of the one and one-half story house.

The story on the website states that when Harry was 11 months old, the Truman family moved from Lamar and over the next six years, lived in Harrisonville, Belton and Grandview. In 1890, the family settled in Independence, where Harry started his formal education

With the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, the public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others amid ongoing public health concerns. Come prepared with hand sanitizer and bottled water, avoid large and congested crowds, and please stay home if sick. Face coverings are encouraged when social-distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and may be required by local orders.

For more information, please contact Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site at 417-682-2279, or for more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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