The Hoover Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University, between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose, California. As the below map indicates, the four main buildings that make up the Hoover Institution’s facilities are located near the corner of Galvez and Serra Streets, to the east of the Main Quad and Oval.
The Hoover Tower is home to the Hoover Library and also features a popular observation deck on the 14th floor with views of the surrounding area. The Herbert Hoover Memorial Building houses the Hoover Archives and a number of offices for resident fellows. The Lou Henry Hoover Building is primarily offices for resident scholars, but also features conferencing space for the Institution. The David and Joan Traitel Building houses the main administrative offices of the Institution.
From Highway 101 North and South:
Driving: Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the Stanford campus. Stay in the left lane through two roundabouts and continue toward the center of campus. Drive past Memorial Way. The Hoover Institution is at the southwest corner of Galvez Street and Serra Street.
From Highway 280 North and South:
Driving: Exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford. Continue east past Juniper Serra Blvd, turning right on Stock Farm Road. Make a left onto Campus Drive and follow it past the Medical Center and across Palm Drive. Enter the roundabout and turn right onto Galvez Street. Drive past Memorial Way. The Hoover Institution is at the southwest corner of Galvez Street and Serra Street.
Stanford parking/campus map
Permit parking is generally monitored Monday–Friday, 6am–4pm and metered parking is monitored Monday–Friday, 8am–4pm. Please read posted signs carefully as there are exceptions to these rules.
- Maps and directions to campus are also available through Stanford’s web site.
- Detailed Stanford campus parking information is available through Stanford's transportation department.
- Library and archives visitors may be interested in visitor information, including hours and directions, and a list of collections stored off-site.