Park brochures and other documents like curriculum materials, park plans, and historical research, may be downloaded for free. Learn more about Herbert Hoover with a suggested reading list. Books about Herbert Hoover and the National Parks are for sale at the visitor center bookstore.


Park Map & Guide (BRF)

Use this Braille transcript (BRF file) of the Park Map & Guide with compatible devices.


Bird Checklist

This checklist is your own tool for observing birds and measuring the vital signs of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site's natural areas.


Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmiths demonstrate the hard work, skill, and creativity that goes into making something from steel or iron.


Friends Meetinghouse

The restored Friends Meetinghouse, where Herbert Hoover and his family worshipped, represents the values of the community that shaped his early years in West Branch.


Tallgrass Prairie Trails

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.


Wildflower Bloom Times

This brochure presents a quick guide to selected wildflowers at Herbert Hoover NHS.


Last updated: June 9, 2017

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West Branch, IA 52358


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