Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Explore the birthplace of the United States' 31st president at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The highlight of the site is the two-room cottage where Hoover lived for the first few years of his life with his Quaker family. That's just the beginning — explore a historic blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, and a Quaker Friends meetinghouse before you head to the nearby Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Although the Iowa landscape has changed since Hoover's birth in 1874, the historic site provides a fascinating look at his simple beginnings and the obstacles he overcame on the way to the presidency.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site offers a glimpse into the early life of Herbert Hoover. Step back in time at the historic buildings, and enjoy a stroll through the well-preserved Tallgrass Prairie area. West Branch and the surrounding areas offer plenty in the way of food, entertainment, and shopping. Most spots are located within a short walk of the visitor center, so you don't need to worry about parking.

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How To Get To Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is located just a few minutes north of I-80 in eastern Iowa. To get there, take I-180 to Exit 254 and head north on S Downey Street. After approximately 0.4 miles, the site will be on your left.

Address

110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, IA 52358

Fee: Entry fee $0

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of eastern Iowa, the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is a fantastic place to learn more about the 31st president. After a day exploring historic buildings and hiking through the sun-soaked prairie, RV camping is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the Iowa landscape.