Stanford University’s Hoover Tower observation platform is open to the public, as are the exhibits of US President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover in the tower lobby.
An elevator carries visitors to the 14th floor, where there is a 48-bell carillon and the observation platform with 360-degree views out over the Stanford campus.
Except during academic holidays, finals, and Cardinal home games, the Hoover Tower is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, with the last ticket sold at 3:30 pm. Stanford University students, employees and retirees with a current Stanford ID card can visit the tower for free and bring up to 5 guests. Backpacks, large bags, strollers and skateboards are not allowed on the platform.