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Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, 1881


115 South River Street
Newberg, OR 97132


Open: March - November, Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; December and February, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Closed: January and all holidays


Phone: (503) 538-6629


The house was built in 1881 by Jesse Edwards, the Quaker founder of Newberg, and is the oldest standing home in the original township. In 1885, Dr. Henry John Minthorn, uncle and foster-father of Herbert Hoover who would later become the 31st President of the United States, and his family moved into the house. The furniture in President Hoover's bedroom is the actual set he used as a boy, and many of the furnishings throughout the house belonged to the Minthorn family when they lived in Newberg.

National Register of Historic Places


24 miles south of Portland on Hwy. # 99, West of I-5 in the small community of Newberg, Close to George Fox University.