Limited Public Access
To meet with Hoover Fellows or staff who work in the tower, appointments must be made in advance and they will meet you in the entry rotunda.
To see the exhibitions, free reservations may be made online or onsite. Fully open to the public, please note that groups are limited to 4 individuals.
The observation deck is only open to Stanford Affiliates. Visitors must bring a valid Stanford ID and may have up to 3 guests. Reservations are for 30 minute time slots and everyone must have their own ticket.
In this centennial exhibition, learn the history of the Hoover Institution via a showcase of materials related to the ideas of peace, freedom, and education.
The Lou Henry Hoover Carillon and Observation Deck is open to only Stanford affiliates, but special concerts can be heard throughout the Stanford campus.
Prepare To Visit
Face coverings are strongly recommended while inside the historic Hoover Tower.
Visitor and hourly parking is enforced Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., with no enforcement on the weekends. Please visit the Stanford Transportation page to familiarize yourself with their new contactless process options: the ParkMobile app, website, or phone. The closest visitor parking lots are a 15-20 minute walk from the Hoover Tower.
Please note that there are no public restrooms at Hoover Tower and visitors need to plan accordingly.
If you have a disability-related accommodation request, please contact us at least three days before your visit so we can begin working towards accommodating your request.