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DIRECTIONS TO THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE

 

The State House is located on the top of Beacon Hill in Boston, near the Boston Common.  Please note that because of ongoing construction throughout Boston, it is always best to verify your route.  Click here for the latest construction advisories and alternate route information.  For special assistance unloading busses, call the MDC State House Rangers at (617) 722-1188.

 

By car from the North

Take Interstate 93 SOUTH to Exit 26, Storrow Drive and North Station. Stay in the LEFT lane and follow signs to Storrow Drive. Once out of the tunnel stay in LEFT lane and take the first exit on the LEFT towards Government Center and Kendall Square. Stay LEFT; at the blinking red light enter Charles Circle. Turn RIGHT onto Charles Street at the CVS. At the fifth light turn LEFT onto Beacon Street. The State House will be on your LEFT.


By car from the South

Take Interstate 93 NORTH to Exit 23, Government Center. Stay in the LEFT lane onto North Street. Go through one set of lights. At the second set of lights, turn LEFT onto Congress Street. Take the first RIGHT onto State Street. State Street turns into Court Street. Turn LEFT onto Tremont Street. At the third light turn RIGHT onto Park Street. Follow Park Street up the hill to the State House.


By car from the West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) EAST through the Boston tolls. Take Exit 22, Copley Square/Prudential. Stay in the RIGHT lane and follow the signs for Copley Square. This will lead you to Stuart Street. Continue straight through five lights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT on Charles Street South. Continue through two traffic lights passing by Boston Common. At the third light, make a RIGHT on Beacon Street. The State House will be on your LEFT.


By car from Logan International Airport

Follow signs to the Sumner Tunnel to Boston, stay in the LEFT hand lane of the tunnel. Upon exiting the tunnel, follow the signs for Government Center. Take a LEFT at the first light. At the first traffic light continue straight onto New Chardon Street. Go through the next traffic light, (a Mobil gas station will be on your RIGHT). Continue straight, and at the next light make a LEFT onto Cambridge Street. Continue through three traffic lights. At fourth light, make a RIGHT on Park Street. Follow Park Street up the hill to the State House.


By car from the Northwest

Take Route 2 EAST into Cambridge, MA. This will lead you to the Fresh Pond Parkway. (This is a winding road.) Follow signs for downtown Boston and Storrow Drive EAST. Take Storrow Drive for approximately 5 miles. Get off at the exit for Government Center and Cambridge Street. At the end of the ramp at the traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Charles Street. At the fifth light turn LEFT onto Beacon Street. The State House will be on your LEFT.


The Massachusetts State House does not have public parking facilities.  State House officials recommend using public transportation, as it is more convenient and less expensive.  However, the nearest parking facility to the State House is the Boston Common Garage, operated by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.  Information can be obtained by calling them at (617) 954-2096 or visiting their website at http://www.mccahome.com/bcg_con.html

 



GETTING TO THE STATE HOUSE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MBTA)
 

The nearest accessible T station is Park Street Station, which can be reached by the Red or Green Lines.  For more information about accessibility on the T, click here.

From the Red Line
(from Alewife, Ashmont or Braintree Stations) OR
From the Green Line (from Boston College (B), Cleveland Circle (C), Riverside (D), Heath (E), and Lechmere lines)

Take train to Park Street Station. Once outside the station, walk up Park Street toward the State House.

 

Accessibility: While Park Street Station is accessible, not all Red and Green Line Stations are.  Click on the following links to for more information on Red Line and Green Line station accessibility features, including wheelchair lifts, TTY phones, escalators and elevators, and accessible parking.

 


From the Orange Line (from Oak Grove or Forest Hills Stations)

Take train to Downtown Crossing. Walk up Winter Street (away from Filenes and Macy’s) and turn RIGHT onto Tremont Street. Take first LEFT onto Park Street. Walk up Park Street to the State House.

 

Accessibility: All Orange Line stations are now accessible.  For more information on Orange Line station accessibility features, click here.



From the Blue Line (from Wonderland or Airport Stations)
Take train to Government Center Station. At Government Center Station, take a LEFT onto Cambridge Street, which turns, into Tremont Street. Take first RIGHT onto Beacon Street. The State House is on the third block on the RIGHT.

 

Accessibility: Government Center Station is NOT accessible.  Click here for more information on Blue Line station accessibility features.


 

Commuter Rail (take train to either South Station or North Station)

From South Station, take the Red Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House.

From North Station, take the Green Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House.


Accessibility
South Station and North Station (as well as Park Street Station) ARE accessible.  Click here for more information about Commuter Rail station accessibility features.


THE RIDE
THE RIDE provides door-to-door paratransit service to 62 cities and towns, in lift-equipped vehicles for eligible customers who cannot use subways, buses, or trains due to a physical, mental, or cognitive disability.  Only registered THE RIDE customers may take advantage of the service.  Click here for more information about THE RIDE.

For more information on public transportation, visit www.mbta.com.  For more on accessible services offered by the MBTA, click here.