A white cottage and picket fence frames an open vista with two white grave stones and a flag in the distance.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site


Born in a two-room cottage, Herbert Hoover could have been any small town boy. Orphaned at age nine, he left West Branch, never to live here again. The landscape and buildings of the early years remain, however, to tell how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity— even the presidency of the United States— to a child of simple beginnings.

Contact Information

Adam Prato
P.O. Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358