Docent-led Tours of Memorial Church
Stanford Memorial Church is the physical heart of the campus, replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings. Tours are led by trained docents who share a wealth of knowledge about the church.
Tours are held every Friday starting at 11 AM. Please meet in front of the church before the tour starts. No reservations are required for groups smaller than 10.
Note: Tours are not held on University holidays, during church services, and during Winter Closure.
For large groups (more than 10 attendees), please notify us at email@example.com at least 14 days in advance if you would like to attend our Friday 11:00 am tour so that we may schedule an additional docent. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate tour requests of any size outside of our regular Friday tour time. Your group is welcome to visit Memorial Church during open hours, Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (except for University holidays, closures and special events and services). You may also use our Self-Guided Tour Brochure to learn more about the church.
For friends who cannot attend the tours, please enjoy the Stanford Historical Society's recordings of past tours on university architecture:
- Overview: Connecting the Past, Present and Future
Sapna Marfatia, Director of Architecture, Stanford University
- Memorial Church: Glass Tiles and Stained Glass during the American Renaissance
Lesley Bone, Objects Conservator, Lesley Bone Restoration
- Main Quadrangle: Restoring Structural and Aesthetic Integrity of Sandstone Masonry
Oleg Lobykin, Masonry restoration export and sculptor, Stonescult
- Main Quadrangle: Adaptation of Historic Clay and Concrete Materials from Floors to Roofs
David Wessel, Principal, Architectural Resources Group