Exhibitions in the galleries and the rotunda are free and fully open to the public.
Hoover Institution Library & Archives
650-723-3563 or email
The observation deck is open to the public. Tickets are $5. Children under the age of 3 are free. Purchase tickets at the door (credit card or Apple Pay, no cash accepted).
Free entry for Stanford Affiliates (students, faculty, staff, alumni) with a valid Stanford ID. May bring up to 4 guests.
Dynamic Design: Transforming Posters at Hoover
Discover the Library & Archives' Poster Collection and how archival material can be transformed for modern use through the lens of Hoover Digest covers in this new exhibition at Hoover Tower.
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.
Hoover Tower Gallery Tours
Free gallery tours of the Library & Archives' exhibitions are offered every Thursday at 11:00 am on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required.
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.
Contact us in advance for large groups.
For further questions about the exhibition galleries, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at 650-723-3563 or email.
For further questions about the Lou Henry Hoover observation deck and carillon, please contact Stanford Guest Services at 650-723-2053 or email.