Field trips offer teachers and students a chance to experience up-close historic buildings, artifacts, and landscapes. There is no charge to visit Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Groups visiting in the spring of 2020 will receive an approximately 20-minute introduction to the park and the story of Herbert Hoover in West Branch in front of the Birthplace Cottage. In the event of inclement weather, the ranger will be waiting for your group in the Friends Meetinghouse. Teachers may reserve start times for their group by following the instructions below. We strongly recommmend that group leaders bring print outs of informational material sent by the park or National Archives, take advantage of park-created lesson plans, download the site's free app prior to your visit, or pick up an iPad with the app preloaded to ensure that your students receive the greatest benefit from their visits.
Reserve a Start Time. Reservations can be requested via email or by calling (319)634-7860. Please provide three options of dates and times that will work for your class. IPads may also be reserved at this time.
Apply For A Travel Grant. The Hoover Presidential Foundation offers grants to help with travel costs for field trips to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Learn more and apply for a grant »