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Herbert Hoover Museum

Welcome to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, a cultural institution that has educated, inspired, and entertained nearly three million visitors since it opened more than forty years ago. Nestled in an Iowa prairie landscape, the Library and Museum tells the extraordinary story of an orphan boy who lived the American dream, becoming a multi-millionaire engineer, a worldwide humanitarian, and the 31st president of the United States. These triumphs were followed by the tragedy of the Great Depression and then a return to public life and popular acclaim.

The Library Museum is located within the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, a 187 acre park administered by the National Park Service. This landmark preserves the natural world of Hoover's youth and the Quaker community where his values were formed.

Visitors may tour the Museum daily from 9 - 5 pm daily. Museum Gift Shop is open from 9 am - 4:30 pm. Students and scholars can arrange to conduct research in the Library portion of the building.
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).

The Hoover Museum is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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