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Memorial Church - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

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About Memorial Church

Located on the Main Quad at the center of the Stanford University campus, it was built during the American Renaissance by Jane Stanford as a memorial to her husband Leland. The church has been called "the University's architectural crown jewel". The church's chaplains were instrumental in the founding of Stanford's religious studies department.


Attractions Near Memorial Church

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

Art museum on the campus of Stanford University. The museum first opened in 1894 and now consists of over 130,000 square feet of exhibition space, including sculpture gardens. The museum is open to the public and charges no admission.

Arizona Garden
Arizona Garden1.01km from Memorial Church

This is a small botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. It is located on the campus of Stanford University.

Hanna House
Hanna House1.34km from Memorial Church

Also known as simply the Hanna House, located on the Stanford University campus. It was Frank Lloyd Wright's first work in the Bay Area and his first work with non-rectangular structures. The house was chosen by the American Institute of Architects as one of seventeen buildings by the architect to be retained as an example of his contribution to American culture. The house is one-story high with a central clerestory (an outside wall of a room

Stanford Dish
Stanford Dish2.19km from Memorial Church

Stanford Dish, is a radio antenna in the Stanford foothills. The 150-foot-diameter dish was built in 1961 by the Stanford Research Institute. The dish is still actively used today for academic and research purposes. The area around the Dish offers a popular 3.5 mile recreational trail. This is a popular local hiking trail, with view of 280 and Stanford. There are a few trails but the main one is 3.56 miles

The Museum of American Heritage
The Museum of American Heritage2.27km from Memorial Church

The Museum of American Heritage is a museum in Palo Alto, California. It is dedicated to the preservation and display of electrical and mechanical technology and inventions from the 1750s through the 1950s. The museum has a large collection of artifacts that are generally not accessible to the public. Selections from the collection are displayed in a historic house at 351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, California. MOAH is a 501 non profit organization and a member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Hewlett Packard Garage LLC
Hewlett Packard Garage LLC2.28km from Memorial Church

This is a private museum where the company Hewlett-Packard was founded. It is located at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California. It is considered to be the "Birthplace of Silicon Valley". In the 1930s, Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering Frederick Terman began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in the area instead of leaving California, and develop a high-tech region.

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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.

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