HERBERT HOOVER'S HOMETOWN
Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States of America (March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933), was born in West Branch on August 10, 1874 to Quaker blacksmith Jesse Clark Hoover and his wife, Hulde Minthorn Hoover.
Hoover’s birthplace cottage, burial plot, and Presidential Library-Museum provide a unique and interesting opportunity to explore history in West Branch, Iowa.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Suggested Itineraries for a Day in West Branch
EAT, SHOP, EXPLORE!
Immerse yourself in West Branch's rich history and timeless charm as you explore the National Park, Presidential Museum and locally owned shops and restaurants in our historic Main Street district.
You won't be disappointed by the charming and unique small shops in West Branch. Stroll through the historic Main Street district and stop by a few rural shops on your way in/out of town.
HERBERT HOOVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
A landscape of historic buildings, exhibits, and natural areas commemorate the life of Herbert Hoover.
THE HERBERT HOOVER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
The Museum tells the life and times of Herbert Hoover and also features a large temporary gallery with changing exhibits.
Founded in 1965, this museum has become a depository of local West Branch history and historical objects.
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