Tour The Presidential Library & Museum

A white museum portico has a presidential seal mounted on the pediment.
The east side of the museum houses the original main entrance.

NPS Photo by John Tobiason

National Archives & Presidential Libraries

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is independently operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a federal agency. Since Herbert Hoover each president also has a presidential library operated by NARA. Presidential libraries allow people to explore the legacy of American Presidential leadership;to see, hear, and appreciate many of the events that changed our lives and made us who we are as a nation.

Hoover Collections

This museum houses millions of papers and over 300 collections relating to both President and Mrs. Hoover, their friends, and associates. Researchers use the museum's numerous resources as they read and write about Hoover's life, with one notable result being an in-depth six-volume biography of the 31st President. Permanent galleries exhibiting artifacts of President Hoover's life take you from his boyhood in Iowa , through his public service career, and onto a recreated Waldorf Towers apartment in New York where he spent his final years.

Part Of The Commemorative Landscape

Herbert Hoover was proud of the modest museum here because it fit within the context of the other buildings on the site. A visit to Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is a chance to learn the story of Hoover's fifty years of public service and to gain a fuller understanding of the life and times of America's 31st President.

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    Admission prices are:

    • Adults (ages 16 to 61): $10.00
    • Seniors (ages 62 and over), Active or Retired Military with ID and College Students with ID: $5.00
    • Ages 6 to 15: $3.00
    • Ages 5 and under: Free
    • Hoover Presidential Foundation members: Free

    The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

    Last updated: April 28, 2018