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Hoover Minthorn House

115 S River St, Newberg, OR 97132-3153
+1 503-538-6629
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Small home; short tour; interesting facts

This is an early childhood home of Herbert Hoover. He lived here after his parents died. His... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kay M
,
Augusta, GA
via mobile
President house in the northwest!

If you are a history buff, and find yourself near Portland, this is well worth the visit. I read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard S
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Orlando, Florida
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“president” (3 reviews)
“quaker” (2 reviews)
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115 S River St, Newberg, OR 97132-3153
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 26 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

1  Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 30 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.

1  Thank Steven H
Reviewed 30 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.

1  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

1  Thank Elisa8446
Reviewed 8 October 2014

It's tiny, but illuminating about the early life of Herbert Hoover. I find these places fascinating; and it doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic so you can relax and take your time.

2  Thank Jotripper
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Herbert Hoover's reputation was ruined by the Great Depression. But you'll be impressed by his many accomplishments, especially when you visit this simple Quaker home where he lived with his uncle, Dr. Minthorn. After being orphaned in Iowa, young Herbert Hoover was sent from relative...More

21  Thank 2Historybuffs
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