FAQ: Where is the Truman Home and Truman farm home?
The Truman Home (which is actually the family home of Bess Wallace Truman), is located a few blocks south of the Library, in Independence, at 219 Delaware Street (the southeast corner of Truman Road and Delaware Street). President Truman only lived at the home after his marriage to Bess.
Trumanís boyhood home (where his family lived from the time he was 11 to 17 years old), is located a few blocks southwest of the Library at 909 Waldo Street (the southeast corner of River Boulevard and Waldo Street); it is now a bed and breakfast and rooms are available for $30 per day.
The Truman Farm Home (which originally belonged to President Trumanís maternal grandparents and where President Truman lived with his parents for a few years as a young boy and later for several years as a young man), is located in Grandview, Missouri, approximately 20 miles south of the Truman Library. The Farm Home is located on the south side of Blue Ridge Boulevard, 1 mile west of I-435 (Blue Ridge Boulevard exit).
President Truman was born, on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, ninety miles south of Independence.