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A historic cottage reflects the sun from its front in a painting of oil and colored pencil.
President Hoover's birthplace and the park's other historic features symbolize American ideals as Herbert Hoover saw them and lived them.

"Herbert Hoover's Birthplace," painting by Heather Heckel

Start at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a map and guide. Park rangers are available to answer questions and help you get oriented. The park's historic structures, like the Birthplace Cottage, the Blacksmith Shop, the Schoolhouse, and the Friends Meetinghouse, symbolize American ideals as Herbert Hoover saw them and lived them. As additions to the historic landscape of Hoover's early years, the Gravesite, the Statue of Isis, and the Presidential Library and Museum connect his childhood to his later accomplishments.

 

Last updated: October 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358

Phone:

(319) 643-2541

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