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In addition to the Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch also features the historic site which includes the birthplace cottage, the Friends Meetinghouse, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and the grave site of Hoover and his wife. If you stop in West Branch, I highly encourage you to go to these sites in conjunction with the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.... 更多
The Herbert Hoover NHS preserves much of the neighborhood of West Branch, IA were President Hoover was born and spent his early childhood years. The best place to begin your visit is at the Visitors Center where there are displays and a short video which detail Hoover's early life in West Branch. While there, you can also pick-up maps and... 更多
This is within walking distance of the Presidential Library and one should take the time to see as there is a lot of history and information to see and learn
Driving across Iowa we broke up the drive with a short stop at this national historic site. The Junior Ranger program was very educational for our daughter and we learned a lot as well. The rangers were very helpful audit was a nice break in our day
What a success story of a young orphan, cared for by a loving family, graduating from Stanford University and becoming a great American. Not only for his philanthropy, but other acts of caring. Seeing the actual humble beginnings is interesting and quite inspiring.
Great stop along the interstate. Hoover's boyhood home and gravesite are very simple which is a reflection of his Quaker religion. You can view both without having to pay to visit the museum but that's definitely worth a visit too. Park rangers were very helpful.
If you're in the area it's worth stopping by and learning a few interesting things about one of our lesser known presidents. You get to see his childhood home and get a true sense of his humble beginnings. At the same time you come away with an appreciation for the fact that in this country anyone can become president. Make... 更多
What a humble beginning for our former president. They have on site the actual two room house he was born in which is in site of his final resting place. Wow!
Our family stopped here as his birthplace was right in the middle of a working city. Watched the movie in the visitor center and the kids did the junior ranger program. It was a beautiful day and walked around to the various buildings to learn about his upbringing. I always appreciate the way people lived 100 years ago, the tools... 更多