Hours, Admission and Directions

Museum Hours

Purchasing Tickets

Thursday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday - Wednesday

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day and New Year's Day.    

The Research Room and gift shop remain closed until further notice.                

Purchase Tickets

Tickets include admission to all exhibits, including the special exhibition, "The Forgotten War: Korea 1950".

A NOTE TO OUR MEMBERS: As always, your membership benefits include FREE Museum admission. When ordering advance timed-entry tickets, be sure to scroll down through the ticket types to “Truman Library Institute Membership.” On the day of your Museum visit, you will be required to present proof of membership. 

If your ticket requires proof of membership or a valid ID please be sure to bring that with you.

For ticketing questions, please. email

For refunds, email message should include, name, date and time of ticket, and order number. Please give 24 hours notice for refunds or rescheduling your ticket time and date.


COVID protocols

  • $12 for adults

  • $10 for seniors 62 and older

  • $10 Veterans / Mil. retired-disabled

  • $8 College Students
    (with ID)

  • $5 Youth 13-18

  • Free for Members and children ages 12 and under

  • There is no admission to enter the Museum Store

General Information

  • Free parking is available in lots surrounding the building.  

  • Visitors are required to go through a security screening. There are no lockers nor coat check available.

  • Non-motorized wheelchairs are available on a first-come/first-served basis. 

  • Flash photography is prohibited in all exhibit areas. Cell phone usage is discouraged.

  • Food, chewing gum, and beverages are prohibited in the exhibit areas. 

  • Firearms and other dangerous weapons are prohibited, in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 930 and 36 CFR 1280.

  • Group Tours are unavailable at this time.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is committed to protecting the health and safety of visitors and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because physical distancing is important in fighting the spread of COVID-19, the number of guests in the museum is limited.  Timed tickets will help control capacity numbers.  Due to federal requirements, all guests ages 2 and older must wear a mask.

Please plan to arrive at the designated time on your ticket.  There may be a short wait when entering some exhibits because of capacity limits. 

Guests who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, have a fever, or are otherwise symptomatic on the date of their planned visit should not visit the museum. Please contact us to reschedule or request a refund.

If you have questions please contact the Visitor Services Desk at

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Waiver

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum (“Truman Library”) may retain your name and email address for contact tracing purposes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If a visitor reports that they were diagnosed with COVID-19 after visiting the Truman Library near the time of your visit, the Truman Library may use your contact information to notify you.
The Truman Library will not use your email address for any other purpose without your express permission. 

If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please send an email to


Contacting the Library


Harry S. Truman Library
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, Missouri 64050-1798
FAX (816) 268-8296;



Directions to the Library

Online map and GPS

The Truman Library (500 W. U.S. Highway 24, Independence, Missouri 64050-1798) is approximately 35 miles from Kansas City International Airport. Bus service, indirect and possibly requiring considerable time and patience, is available between the airport and Independence Square, which is about 1 mile from the library. A taxi ride from the airport to the library costs about $55.00. There are many routes to the library by road. Some of the most direct are as follows:

  • from the airport: east and south on I-435 (Kansas City's circumferential highway) about 32 miles, to U.S. 24, and then east 3 miles to the library, visible on the north side of U.S. 24.;
  • from the north: I-35 to I-435 east then south to U.S. 24 east.;
  • from the east: I-70 to Highway 291. Head north on 291 to U.S. 24 west
  • from the south: I-35 to I-435 east and north, to U.S. 24 east.;
  • from the west: I-70 east through Kansas City to I-435 north, to U.S. 24 east.
  • Online map and directions

  • GPS Users: Please note that our entrance is off 24 Highway (Independence Avenue). Some GPS devices will not accept 24 Highway so we suggest entering Independence Avenue instead. We are bordered on the West by Delaware Street and on the East by Pleasant Street.