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

    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Visitor Center

Start your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a map and guide and a menu of audio tour stops. Park rangers are available to answer questions and help you get oriented.

 
A park ranger orients two senior citizen visitors at the front desk of the Visitor Center.
Visitors stop at the Visitor Center first for an orientation from National Park staff.
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Red brick visitor center with picture windows.

Start your visit to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site at the Visitor Center.

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Allow yourself about 30 minutes in the Visitor Center, which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Exhibits tell about Herbert Hoover's childhood in West Branch and his later involvement in developing the park which commemorates his life. The 12-minute film Adventure and Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch is played on request. Artwork by past artists-in-residence are also on display. Children can get started on their activity books to become Junior Rangers.

Federal Recreational Lands Passes are on sale at the Visitor Center. Books, educational items, and gifts are available for purchase from the Eastern National Bookstore inside the Visitor Center.

 

 

Take a Virtual Tour

This is a stop on the virtual tour of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

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Did You Know?

Black and white photo of Herbert Hoover fly-fishing in a river.

Herbert Hoover was an avid fisherman. He'd often don a jacket, tie, and hat along with his waders and gear while fly-fishing. "All men are equal before fish," he wrote. More...