• Pink flowers blossom in the garden of a white two-room cottage.

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa


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June 09, 2014
Join A Park Ranger For A Tallgrass Prairie Walk
Join a national park ranger to learn how and why the National Park Service is reconstructing this endangered habitat as part of the landscape commemorating Herbert Hoover's life.

June 05, 2014
Free Summer Programs and Events at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site invites visitors to attend free ranger programs and events this summer.


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Jobs and Internships

Each year, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site may hire seasonal workers for the summer or winter. Permanent positions become vacant only occasionally. Please read the complete job announcements posted on USAJOBS, the official job site of the U.S. federal government, for details and how to apply. Search jobs in West Branch, Iowa at USAJOBS »

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site may offer conservation internships through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Find and apply to conservation internships through the SCA »

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Opportunities to do business with Herbert Hoover National Historic Site are posted at FedBizOpps.gov. On that website's seach tool, enter "Iowa" for the place of performance and "National Park Service" for the agency. Search business opportunities at FedBizOpps.gov »

Park Planning

Plans and projects open for public review are listed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website. Review and comment on park plans »

Did You Know?

Hoover's birthplace as it appeared before restoration: a two-story white frame house.

Herbert Hoover's birthplace was a tourist attraction as early as 1928. Jennie Scellers, the house's owner, charged 10 cents for tours and set up a souvenir stand on her lawn. More...