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HARRY S TRUMAN STATE PARK
HARRY S TRUMAN STATE PARK
28761 State Park Road
Warsaw, Missouri   65355

Phone: 660-438-7711
Toll Free: 800-334-6946
Reservations: 877-422-6766
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Harry S Truman State Park
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Harry S Truman State Park

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Harry S Truman State Park

Harry S Truman State Park
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Campground Host Site Fall 2007

Harry S Truman State Park

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Deer in early morning fog, Fall 2007

Harry S Truman State Park

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Harry S Truman State Park

Visit the birthplace home of the only Missourian ever elected President of the United States - Harry S Truman. Born May 8, 1884, in a downstairs bedroom of a small frame house in Lamar, Harry Truman was the son of John Anderson and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.

The Truman birthplace, which the family occupied until Harry was 11 months old, was built between 1880 and 1882. The Trumans purchased the 20- by 28-foot house as newlyweds in 1882 for $685. Visitors today can view its four downstairs rooms and two upstairs rooms, as well as the smokehouse, well and outhouse located in the back. The modest furnishings inside the house and the surrounding landscaping accurately represent a typical home of its style during the time the Trumans resided in Lamar. It has neither electricity nor indoor plumbing.

The United Auto Workers donated the home to the state in 1959 for preservation as a state historic site. President Truman himself attended the dedication on April 19, 1959. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Like Truman's trademark country mannerisms and down-to-earth sensibility, the small home possesses an essence of Missouri hospitality that seems to welcome every visitor with open arms.
Events
May 14
4th Annual Kids Kite Day
In celebration of National Kids to Parks Day, the park will host the annual Kid's Kite Day. This year, every kid and kid at heart will have the opportunity to make and decorate their very own kite to take home after the event. Park staff will be on hand to assist kids building kites. There will be several example kites ready for the kids to take on a test flight while the glue dries on their kite. So bring the kids and grandkids out to the park for a fun day outdoors at the park office area.

Event times: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 28
Movie Night in the Park: CDisney Pixar's "UP"
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now, in his 78th year, he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. Right after liftoff, he discovers he has a stowaway in the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. This hilarious journey takes you into a lost world with the least likely duo on Earth.

The movie is free and will be shown in the amphitheater. Free popcorn, tea and lemonade will be provided. Bugs Bunny cartoons will be shown for the kids before the feature.

Movie time: 8 p.m.

May 29
5th Annual Backyard Birds and Bird Feeder Presentation
Every Memorial Day weekend, the park gives a very special naturalist program on backyard birds. This program is about all the cool birds you can see in your backyard or around your house. Every kid who participates gets to assemble a pre-cut wooden bird feeder to take home and place in their yard to attract birds for an up-close look at all the beautiful birds in your neighborhood. For more information, call the park office at 660-438-7711.

Event time: 6 p.m.

June 18
Annual Public Meeting and 3rd Annual Father's Day Event
The park will host its annual public input meeting for concerned citizens to express their opinions on the park and give feedback to park staff on anything they would like to see at the park.

For the 3rd year, the park will also celebrate Father's Day in conjunction with the public meeting. Every kid who attends the event will get to assemble a recycled wood tool box to take home for dad. So come out to the park to let us know what you think and bring the kids to celebrate "Dad's" day.

Event time: 6 p.m.

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 5 love the park, but very disappointed by Sandman 47 Nixa, Mo
just returned home from hstp, visit was good until the last day at checkout and found all dump station valves locked. nobody around, called sheriffs office, a nice lady found someone that said they could not be opened up. this upset me greatly. why were we not told this, or the area closed off with barricades? charging full price for limited services is not right in my mind, what do you think? we drove 20 miles out of our way and paid to empty our tanks. doubt we will return anytime soon!
October 16 We loved our visit there by C.A. and Kathi
We were very fond of the 3 camphost couples. But unfortunately, we did not get their last names and phone numbers or email addresses or if we did we can not locate them and we would love to contact them. The campsites and amenities were great and all 3 of the couples who volunteered there were friendly and even fed us a catfish lunch.


Area Campgrounds
DeerRest Camppark
801 Gasoline Alley
Warsaw, MO
660-438-6005
TT Highway Camp & Storage
14655 HIighway TT
Warsaw, MO
660-547-0077
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USA Parks
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Missouri
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Harry S Truman State Park
Harry S Truman State Park