Museum Information

Museum Temporarily Closing for Renovation July 23, 2019

The Truman Library is launching a massive renovation of the museum and its exhibitions, the first major renovation in more than 20 years and the largest since the museum opened its doors in 1957. The museum’s last day open to the public is Monday, July 22, 2019, before the museum re-opens in 2021.

Learn more about the ambitious project, planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the start of Truman’s presidency in 2020, at

View museum hours and admission pricing. Find schedules of museum exhibitions or explore online exhibits. For museum information in other languages, see the Foreign Language Brochures page.

Truman Museum

The museum is closed each year on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Visitors are allowed to take pictures throughout the museum, but the use of a flash is prohibited.

Manual wheelchairs are provided to museum visitors at no charge and are available on a first come / first served basis. Please inquire at the admissions desk.

Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The museum will be temporarily closed after July 22, 2019, for a transformative renovation.

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Contact Us

24-hour info line: (800) 833-1225
Administrative offices: (816) 268-8200


Admission to the Truman Library and Museum costs:

  • $8 for adults
  • $7 for seniors 65 and older
  • $3 for children ages 6 to 15
  • Free for children 5 years and under
  • There is no admission to enter the Museum Store
  • The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • Admission charges for all veterans and active military members will be waived from VE Day (May 8) through VJ Day (August 15).

Truman: Presidential Years Exhibit

The major issues and events of Harry Truman's Presidency are highlighted in this online exhibition. 

View Presidential Years Online