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Hoover Minthorn House

115 S River St, Newberg, OR 97132-3153
+1 503-538-6629
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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 16 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
A nice piece of US history

Many Presidential homes don't survive, so it's always wonderful when one is preserved and open for... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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115 S River St, Newberg, OR 97132-3153
+1 503-538-6629
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Reviewed 16 October 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

Thank dbOregon
Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank Hitchcock_0808
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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

Thank T F
Reviewed 22 July 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

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 2 July 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

2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 April 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

1  Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 25 February 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

2  Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 29 June 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.

2  Thank Steven H
Reviewed 29 July 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.

3  Thank Cawater
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Visiting Hoover's childhood home gave us a glimpse into his personal life and history. The tour was informative and fun, including

2  Thank Elisa8446
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