Hoover Tower

580 Serra Mall
Palo Alto, CA 94305- Map It
Phone: (650) 723-2053

AAA Editor Notes

Hoover Tower, on Serra Mall, houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, a public policy research center devoted to the study of world conflict. The institution was founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, a member of the university's first class, who would later become the nation's 31st president. The 285-foot-tall tower is topped by a 48-bell carillon. The building and an observation deck can be visited.
Observation deck $4; $3 (ages 0-12 and 65+); free (Stanford ID holders).
Hours: Open daily 10-4. Closed major holidays and some school breaks. Phone ahead or refer to the website to confirm schedule. Allow 30 minutes minimum.