Plan Your Visit

Like the small town of the 31st president's early childhood, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site may be explored on foot in less than a day. Buildings from President Hoover's boyhood stand side by side with monuments to his achievements. The president's modest birthplace, his presidential library, and final resting place together commemorate what Hoover called "the unbounded opportunity of American life."
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Basic Information

Find answers to your questions about hours, admission fees, weather, permits, reservations, pets, and local services.

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Directions & Transportation

Get directions and maps for Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

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Places To Go

A landscape of historic buildings, exhibits, and natural areas commemorate the life of Herbert Hoover.

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Things To Do

Decide what to see and do during your visit.

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Find out about ranger programs and special events.

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The National Park Service is committed to making facilities and programs at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site accessible.

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Plan for a safe visit.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358


(319) 643-2541

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