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Visiting the Herbert Hoover Library & Museum

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Fees/Admission:   Visitors to the Herbert Hoover Library-Museum pay a fee:

$6.00 Adults (16-61)
$3.00
Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Free
Children (under 16) and members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum sits on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, the park includes Herbert Hoover's birthplace cottage, the gravesites of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, a blacksmith shop similar to the one Hoover's father worked in, the Quaker meeting House where young Hoover worshiped, a pioneer schoolhouse and an 81 acre tall grass prairie.

Map to Hoover Library and Museum Hours:  The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
  We are only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  For after-hours events, special arrangements must be made ahead of time.

Tours:  Guided tours are offered Monday-Friday to groups of 15 or more. Please phone (319) 643-5301 to make reservations. Self-guided groups are always welcome.

Clubs/Parties/Meetings:  The museum has conference rooms that can accommodate up to 50 people and other rooms for club meetings and catered parties.

Catered Functions:   We will be pleased to work with your group to plan a catered meal, party or reception.

Auditorium:   The museum has a newly remodeled auditorium that can seat 180 people.

Museum Gift Shop:   The museum gift shop has unique souvenirs for the history buff as well as many Christmas ornaments and Iowa souvenirs.

Reservations:   Please call (319) 643-5301.

How to get to the Library & Museum:  The Hoover Presidential Library Museum and the Hoover Birthplace Cottage lie within the 186-acre Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in West Branch, 10 miles east of Iowa City, just off Interstate 80 at Exit 254.



Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
P.O. Box 488
210 Parkside Drive
West Branch, IA 52358
319-643-5301