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

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Audio Tour

(888) 244-4178

Dial 1-888-244-4178 and enter the stop number to listen to the self-guided audio tour from your personal phone as you tour the park. There is no charge to use the audio tour other than the cost of minutes charged by your telephone service providers. You may get a map and menu of the tour stops (PDF file) from the front desk at the visitor center.

Listening Wands

The audio tour is also available on portable, hand-held listening wands. You may borrow the listening wands along with headsets, hearing aid adapters, and texts from the tour script (PDF file) at no charge from the Visitor Center daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu of tour stops will be included with the park map and guide in a box outside the front door of the Visitor Center after hours.


Did You Know?

The television-watching eyes of Herbert Hoover.

As Secretary of Commerce in 1927, Herbert Hoover was the first person to appear on an intercity television broadcast. When television became more widespread, Hoover didn't watch it much except to see baseball games. More...