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Trees in brilliant autumn foliage frame an old white schoolhouse.
Schoolhouse in autumn

NPS Photo by Seth Goodspeed

Start at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a map and guide. Park rangers are available to answer questions and help you get oriented. The park's historic structures, like the Birthplace Cottage, the Blacksmith Shop, the Schoolhouse, and the Friends Meetinghouse, symbolize American ideals as Herbert Hoover saw them and lived them. As additions to the historic landscape of Hoover's early years, the Gravesite, the Statue of Isis, and the Presidential Library and Museum connect his childhood to his later accomplishments.


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