MAINTENANCE CLOSURE - OBSERVATION DECK
The observation deck will be closed for scheduled maintenance Monday through Friday, December 5–9, 2022, and Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Hoover Tower will remain open with normal operating hours and exhibition galleries accessible to the public.
WINTER CLOSURE 2022
Hoover Tower will be closed starting on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
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.
Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine
September 19, 2022–April 28, 2023
American medical relief in Soviet Russia and Ukraine during the early 1920s is the subject of this exhibition guest curated by Bert Patenaude, Hoover research fellow.
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 currently open to Stanford affiliates, but 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.