Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

FAQ: Is President Truman really buried at the Truman Library?

  • Did Mr. Truman make the decision to be buried at the Truman Library?
  • Why wasn’t President Truman buried in Washington?

President and Mrs. Truman both chose to be buried at the Library. Mr. Truman was buried on December 28, 1972. Mrs. Truman died on October 18, 1982 and is buried next to Mr. Truman in the courtyard.