Get Started At The Visitor Center

A ranger at an information desk assists a park visitor.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, the Visitor Center is currently closed.  

Get Started 

An information table is set up next to the entrance each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can 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 get ready for your visit by viewing the 12-minute film Adventure and Great Undertakings: Herbert Hoover's Childhood in West Branch

Then, enjoy exploring the park! 

Bookstore & National Parks Passes

The bookstore is currently closed as well, however some items may be ordered online.

Free federal recreation lands passes (Access, Military, and 4th Grade passes) are available by appointment. Call (319) 643-2541 to set up a time. 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.

Accessibility Information
Visito Center is currently closed.

Last updated: October 19, 2020