Plan Your Visit
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is at 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, Iowa 52358. Take exit 254 on Interstate 80 to West Branch, Iowa. Get directions »
Operating Hours and Seasons
Buildings are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. The grounds of the historic site are open 24 hours. Read more »
Fees and Reservations
There is no charge to visit Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Admission to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for senior citizens. Picnic shelters and group tours may be reserved. Some activities require a permit. Read more »
Things to Do
Your visit begins at the Visitor Center. The Birthplace Cottage, Gravesite, Presidential Library and Museum, and other historic places are among the landscape of historic buildings, exhibits, and natural areas commemorating the life of Herbert Hoover. Check out the schedule of events and nearby attractions to plan your visit. Read more »
Things to Know Before You Come
Park brochures may be downloaded for free. Get brochures »
Did You Know?
In 1874, the year Herbert Hoover was born, Ernest Shackleton (an early Antarctic explorer), Honus Wagner (one of the greatest baseball players in history), Harry Houdini (a famous professional magician), and Robert Frost (Pulitzer Prize winning poet) were also born. More...