Memorial Church at night

Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Jane Stanford built the church as a memorial to her husband, Leland. Together, Senator and Mrs. Stanford had constructed the University as a memorial to their son, Leland, Jr. Memorial Church seats 1,200 in a general admission format.


450 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305-2090
(650) 723-1762



Where to Park

  • Area Parking

    Parking for Memorial Church may be found along the Oval at the end of Palm Drive. Roth Way and Museum Way, off Palm Drive, also provide parking. Please check parking signs carefully – “A,” “C,” and “shared” resident/commuter lots are enforced Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You are free to park in these areas after enforcement hours.

  • Parking Structure 1

    Parking Structure 1 at the corner of Roth Street and Campus Drive is the nearest parking structure. The cost is $1.50 per hour Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. For large events, please allow at least 30 minutes for parking and walking to Memorial Church.

Upcoming Events in Memorial Church

March 2024