Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Book a guided tour for your field trip to Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Tours of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum are booked separately. Visit the museum’s website to check their tour availability or to book.

Please select a service to make a booking for your school or educational organization. Groups should be no larger than 30 participants per tour, including adults. To keep tours manageable, book one tour for each classroom.

Guided Tour

Guided Tour: Lessons Learned In West Branch

Grades 3 Through 5

How did Herbert Hoover’s early years in 19th century West Branch influence his character? Which character traits did he learn that made him a leader? Where do we get our own skills for success?

A park ranger discusses these questions with your class during a tour of the Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, Schoolhouse, and Friends Meetinghouse. This tour is recommended for grades 3 through 5 but can be adjusted for any age.

Groups should be no larger than 30 participants per tour, including adults.

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(1 hour)

Guided Tour: From Iowa To The World

Grades 6 Through 8

How did daily life of a rural community in the 1870s and 1880s compare to own own daily lives? Did events of Herbert Hoover's childhood motivate his career in public service? What did Herbert Hoover do to be recognized as a good citizen of the world?

A visit with a park ranger to the Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, Schoolhouse, and Friends Meetinghouse helps answer these questions. This tour is recommended for grades 6 through 8 but can be adjusted for any age.

Groups should be no larger than 30 participants per tour, including adults.

Looking for objectives, standards, or classroom activities for this program? Find out more »

(1 hour)