• An open vista frames two white grave stone and a flag in the distance with a white cottage in the foreground.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Parks as Classrooms

Field Trips

Field trips offer teachers and students a chance to experience up-close historic buildings, artifacts, and landscapes. Park rangers lead guided tours of the historic buildings for school groups visiting the park in the spring and fall. The 81-acre reconstructed tallgrass prairie is open to teacher-guided prairie walks.

Curriculum Materials

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Presidential Library and Museum both have many free lesson plans for teachers of various grades. Lessons and activities may be used to supplement classroom instruction or to prepare for a visit.