A Prairie Garden
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site promotes creative means of communicating the park's national significance and its relevance to park visitors. Learn about the program and how to apply. Download PDF file »
Bird Checklist for Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Blacksmiths demonstrate how much work goes into making something from steel or iron, or even the effort that is involved just to fix something in the forge. Download PDF file»
The Civil War in Iowa
Iowa played a role in the lead-up to the Civil War including in the Underground Railroad and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association produced this publication. Download PDF file »
Climate Change: Impacts of Warming on the Heartland
Global climate change will affect National Parks in the central U.S. Download PDF file »
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Map and Guide
Tallgrass Prairie Trail Map
In honor of Herbert Hoover's love of nature, and in an attempt to share an exquisite natural resource with the public, the National Park Service restored 81-acres of tallgrass prairie. Download PDF file »
Travel the Herbert Hoover Highway
A historical scenic motor trail honoring the 31st president passes through Johnson and Cedar Counties. Download PDF file »
Wildflower List and Bloom Times
Did You Know?
The West Branch Schoolhouse was built in 1853 making it the oldest building at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The town's Quakers also used the one-room building as their first meetinghouse. More...