Stanford University

295 Galvez St.
Palo Alto, CA 94305- Map It
Phone: (650) 723-2560

AAA Editor Notes

Stanford University is about 1 mi. w. off Sand Hill Rd. The campus sprawls on 8,180 acres originally known as the Palo Alto Stock Farm, a former family estate of Leland and Jane Stanford. Frederick Law Olmstead created the general concept for the grounds, dotted with oak and eucalyptus trees, and the unifying architectural theme: Romanesque and California Mission Revival architecture reflected in sandstone buildings featuring arched arcades and red-tiled roofs. One-hour walking tours of the campus depart from the Stanford Visitor Center at 295 Galvez St.
Hours: Tours are given daily at 11 and 3:15, except some holidays and breaks between academic quarters, including the last two weeks of Dec. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.