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 is open to visitors Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, except during services, University holidays and University winter closure.