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Welcome to Independence

Independence, Missouri is a city filled with rich history & home of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. Not only are there amazing historical places to visit, but there are also many parks, restaurants, and shopping facilities to keep you busy in this wonderful city.

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Independence History

Discover Truman

Independence is home to the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. He was one of the most beloved presidents that the U.S. has ever had. After serving as president, he returned home to Independence. There are many historical buildings in honor of him, and learning about the history of his life and these buildings is fascinating. As he put it, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” 

Discover where he went to school, met his wife, played penny stakes poker, and had an occasional glass of whiskey. Here is a list of all the historical buildings you can visit in relation to Harry S. Truman. They are linked to their perspective pages.

Harry S. Truman Home
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum
Historic Truman Courthouse
Trinity Episcopal Church of Independence
Truman Depot
Truman Memorial Building
Truman Visitor Center
Truman Historic Walking Trail
First Presbyterian Church of Independence
Clinton's Soda Fountain

Historic Independence Square

Historic Independence Square is in the very center of the Independence Square right by the Truman Courthouse. Over the years, it has been revitalized into a popular district filled shopping, restaurants, and numerous entertainment options. Many people love visiting to see where Harry S. Truman lived most of his life. Their are tours on horse drawn carriages that make learning about the history that much more fun! Not only is the Square keeping the history alive, but the revitalization has helped many local businesses flourish. 

To learn more about the history of Independence, click the link below.

For more information about fun things to do in Independence, 
check out Independence's city website below.

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