The Bingham-Waggoner Estate , 313 W. Pacific, Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty, 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home Museum, 217 N. Main, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 W. U. S. 24 Highway, Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, National Frontier Trails Museum , 318 W. Pacific, Harry S. Harry S Truman Home National Historic Site, 219 N. Delaware (buy tickets at Truman Visitor Center, 223 N. Main) and Leila's Hair Museum 1333 S. Noland. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you can also enjoy unlimited rides on the Truman Trolley for only a dollar a person. The trolley begins at the Independence Square Independence Square and circles past all listed attractions except the Puppetry Arts Institute and Hair Museum.
As always, the Community of Christ Temple, 201 S. River and Mormon Visitors Center, 437 W. Walnut, provide complimentary tours. Guided tours at the Chicago & Alton 1879 Depot, 318 W. Pacific, are also free. The Depot will recognize National Train Day and Truman’s love of and use of trains on May 11, when visitors can watch model trains in operation and savor free cake and punch, served outdoors on the grounds of the Depot. While tours and events at the Depot are provided at no charge, donations are welcome.
The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, 500 W. U. S. 24 Highway hosts a wreath ceremony at the Truman graves on May 8, his actual birthday, in the courtyard at 9:00 a.m. Free birthday cake will be served beginning at 1:30 p.m. and a chance to visit with a Truman re-enactor is also planned, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Before you leave, walk downstairs to see the new long running special exhibit, “Benton and Truman, Legends of the Missouri Border”, included with regular paid admission.
Plan your visit with online resources like a complete calendar of events, details about attractions, lodging and dining suggestions and an interactive Visitor's guide at the Independence Tourism website, www.visitindependence.com.