• 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

Fees & Reservations

Entrance fees

There is no charge to visit Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, which includes the Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, Schoolhouse, Friends Meetinghouse, Gravesite, and Tallgrass Prairie.

Admission to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is:

  • $6.00 for adults, ages 16 to 61.
  • $3.00 for senior citizens, over 61 years old.
  • Free for children under 16 years old and for members of the Hoover Presidential Foundation.

 

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

The Senior Pass, Access Pass, and Annual Pass, are for sale at the visitor center. Learn more about passes »

 

Picnic Shelters

Picnic shelters may be used for free on a first-come, first-serve basis or they may be reserved for $25.00. Find out more »

 

Permits

Special uses of the park, like weddings or commercial filming, require permits. Find out more »

 

Group Tours

Guided tours for schools and organized groups may be reserved through the Presidential Library and Museum. Guided tours of the Presidential Library and Museum are free for children on school field trips, their teachers, and a limited number of adult chaperones. Plan a field trip »

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...