THING TO DO

Get Started at the Visitor Center

A uniformed ranger at an information desk assists a park visitor.
Park rangers are available to answer questions and help you get oriented.

NPS Photo / John Tobiason

Get Started 

Pick up the official national park map and guide and download the mobile app, stamp your Passport, and find the activity books to become Junior Rangers

You can watch Adventure and Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch in the theater or at home by following the link! 

Then, enjoy exploring! 

Bookstore & National Parks Passes

Books, educational items, and gifts are available for purchase from the Eastern National Bookstore inside the Visitor Center.

Rangers issue free federal recreation lands passes (Access, Military, and 4th Grade passes) at the visitor center. Senior and Annual passes are not sold at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

Details

Allow yourself about 30 minutes in the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center is currently closed. An information table with the Passport cancellation stamp, Junior Ranger program, and a variety of brochures is set up next to the entrance each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start your visit at the Visitor Center, where park rangers are available to answer questions and help you get oriented. 

Pick up the official national park map and guide and download the mobile app or borrow a tablet. Stamp your Passport To Your National Parks. Children can get started on their activity books to become Junior Rangers.

Visit the exhibit Herbert Hoover, West Branch's Native Son, which tells about Herbert Hoover's childhood and his later involvement in developing the historic site. View the 12-minute film Adventure & Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch, which is played on request. Artwork by artists-in-residence are also on display.

Books, educational items, and gifts are available for purchase from the Eastern National Bookstore inside the Visitor Center.

Then, enjoy exploring the park!

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Accessibility Information

The Visitor Center and its restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Visitors may borrow a wheelchair. The 12-minute film Adventure and Great Undertakings is captioned. 

Last updated: September 12, 2021