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An interesting house that is well worth a visit

We noticed that this house was close to where we were staying. So we were fortunate to be able to... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
465RobertH465
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
Small museum with a big story.

This little museum takes you back to the early days of Herbert Hoover, and immerses you into his... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
dbOregon
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Portland, Oregon
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May 24, 2018
“An interesting house that is well worth a visit”
Oct 16, 2017
“Small museum with a big story.”
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We noticed that this house was close to where we were staying. So we were fortunate to be able to visit it and take in all it's history. It holds lots of artefacts from the time that Herbert Hoover lived here in his early youth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This little museum takes you back to the early days of Herbert Hoover, and immerses you into his experiences in this area of Oregon prior to the start of his political career. This museum is run mostly by volunteers, and their are dedicated, helpful docents....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank dbOregon
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Many Presidential homes don't survive, so it's always wonderful when one is preserved and open for public tours. This site gives insightful tours of the home where President Hoover spent most of his adolescent years. It doesn't contain as many original artifacts to Hoover's time...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

What wonderful history awaits you around Newberg! Love seeing the story behind the old buildings. Worth seeing!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank T F
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

This is an early childhood home of Herbert Hoover. He lived here after his parents died. His uncle was a physician, and this was his home/office. You will hear some fun facts about our 31st president. It's a nice little side trip during a day...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank KayM506
Reviewed July 2, 2017

If you are a history buff, and find yourself near Portland, this is well worth the visit. I read that this is the only president house in the Pacific Northwest, as well. Herbert Hoover lived here during formative years as a child. The house is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed April 8, 2017

There is a lot of signage and this is easy to find, there is plenty of free parking as there is a nice park with a playground across the street ,We only saw the outside of the house and the yard which we enjoyed. But...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank simpleyme
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It was so fascinating to see how modest the home was. At one time it had a tower in the center of the attic. Gone now. Not fancy no gingerbread, built in the late 1900's. Nice furniture was restored in 1955, so the restoration isn't...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed June 29, 2016

It was very interesting to see the restored pioneer Quaker home built in 1881. The inside of the house gave a good indication on how life was.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Steven H
Reviewed July 29, 2015

While this is a modest house, the history is fascinating. Those of us who associate President Hoover only with the depression will learn a lot. He was a true exemplar of the American Dream. Definitely worth a stop while in Newberg.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Cawater
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