Hoover Minthorn House

Hoover Minthorn House, Newberg: Address, Phone Number, Hoover Minthorn House Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoover Minthorn House
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Robert
Oregon8 contributions
Aug 2020
If you love local history, this is a must-visit place. Found just off off 99, it tells the story of Dr. Minthorn and his nephew Bert who became a U.S. President, better known as Herbert Hoover. Great stories about the family and their history. I have even brought my kids there and they enjoy it as well.
Written August 25, 2020
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PSUtraveler2015
Saint Paul, MN24 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
OK, it's also the only real Presidential site north of California, but it is a great place to visit. Not only did the recently orphaned, young Herbert Hoover live here to his mid-teens, his uncle was a country doctor and cared for the local community. The guide was a knowledgable, interactive, and delightful expert on the house and local community. A rare gem that shows just how far the 31st President rose from his modest Quaker roots in Iowa to a respected place as an internationally known philanthropist.
Written August 5, 2019
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eatshoptravel
Fairfield, OH199 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
My husband and I seek out Presidential sites when we travel. We detoured slightly out of our way between Portland and Salem to visit this home where President Herbert Hoover spent three years of his boyhood living with an uncle and his family after being orphaned. We were the only visitors when we arrived and were given a tour by a knowledgeable gentleman, whose name we unfortunately do not recall. Herbert Hoover's bedroom furniture is still in the house, along with items belonging to his relatives; the rest is from the time period. Would recommend doing if you are in the area, particularly if you enjoy history or Presidential sites.
Written July 29, 2019
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Tom T
Burley, ID168 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We happened by on our walk from the coffee shop and stopped. I wish it wasn't on a important day. A important philanthropist from the town passed away and his memorial was this day. The lady gave us a few minutes to look through and it was very interesting and very cool. We will be back to take a little better look as we didn't want to keep her.
Written June 4, 2019
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Robert H
Dronfield, UK637 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
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 before he and the family moved to Salem
The young man who conducted the tour was excellent. He answered all of our many questions.
Written May 25, 2018
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dbOregon
Portland, OR32 contributions
May 2017 • Family
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. Its worth a trip.
Written October 16, 2017
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Hitchcock_0808
31 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 there as some of the other President homes out there, but it's great to see such an important location being cared for so well and available to visit in a region of the country essentially devoid of other President related sites.
Written September 5, 2017
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T F
Redmond, OR266 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
What wonderful history awaits you around Newberg!
Love seeing the story behind the old buildings.
Worth seeing!
Written August 26, 2017
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Kay M
Augusta, GA1,679 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 of wine tasting. We happened to be in town for a lavender festival, so it was something else to do in that small town.
Written July 22, 2017
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Richard S
Orlando, FL15 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 small but well kept and and full of antiques, some of which belonged to Hoover. Museum director, Sarah, and docent, Britta, went out of their way to ensure that my wife and I were able to visit. Thank you both!

Definitely a home worth saving and preserving!
Written July 2, 2017
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