Get Started At The Visitor Center

A ranger at an information desk assists a park visitor.
Get started at the visitor center where a park ranger can help you get oriented.

NPS Photo by John Tobiason

Following fuidance from the CDC and recommendations from state an dlocal public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, the Visitor Center is closed indefinitely.

Get Started

Pick up the official national park map and guide and download the mobile app. Children can get started on their activity books to become Junior Rangers.

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

Then, enjoy exploring the park!

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 no longer sold at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.


Allow yourself about 30 minutes in the Visitor Center.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

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

Last updated: March 17, 2020