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Welcome to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Herbert Hoover Museum

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, Iowa 52358

The Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Hoover Museum Gift Shop is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.

The Research Room is open from 8:45 a.m. to noon and 12:30 - 4:45 p.m. and is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

The Museum is located 1/4 mile off I-80 at Exit 254, just 10 miles east of Iowa City and 50 miles west of the Quad Cites.

Museum Admission
Children age 15 and under- Free
Age 16 to 61- $6.00
Age 62 and older- $3.00
School Groups:  Teacher and students are free.  One chaperone for every 10 students will be granted free admission.  Any chaperones exceeding the 10 to 1 ratio must pay full admission.
Home School:  One adult per family will be granted free admission, if the group schedules in advance.  All other adults in the group must pay full admission. 
Hoover Presidential Foundation Members: Free plus guest(s) with a valid guest pass(es).

Groups of 15 or more may call ahead and schedule a guided tour. A 22 minute biography of Herbert Hoover is shown in the Museum auditorium.

The Hoover Library - Museum is located on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site does not charge an entrance fee and is administered by the National Park Service.

All parking is free, there is a lot adjacent to the entrance to the Museum. There are additional parking lots on Parkside Drive, to access these turn left as you exit our drive, the Visitor Center has a parking lot on the left of Parkside Drive and there is a parking lot on the right hand side that will also accommondate RV's and buses.

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The Museum is wheelchair accessible and the Herbert Hoover movie is closed captioned.

Museum Store
The Hoover Museum Store has a large selection of books and souvenirs on the life and times of Herbert Hoover, the American presidency, and the State of Iowa.

Clubs, Parties, Meetings and Catered Events
The Museum can be rented for meetings and catered meals or receptions, please call 319-643-5301 for more information. Facility rental information.



Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358