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Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02215
Tel: 617-536-1608
Fax: 617-859-0074

Directions

Conveniently located where the Back Bay meets the Fenway in the heart of Boston, the Massachusetts Historical Society is accessible from the city's major highways and by public transportation via train, subway, or bus.

By MBTA (subway)

The Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green Line is available from every Green Line trolley except E / Arborway. Hynes is also served by the #1 and #CT1 buses. Once you have arrived at the Hynes stop, exit the station at the Massachusetts Avenue door, turn left onto the street (you will be crossing the bridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike). (If you are traveling by bus from Cambridge, turn right on Massachusetts Avenue.) At the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street, turn right onto Boylston Street and proceed for two blocks, passing Hemenway Street. The MHS is on your left at the end of the next block. For more information on the MBTA visit: www.mbta.com.

By Car

From the North (I-93)

Take I-93 to the Storrow Drive exit. Follow Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit. Take the exit on the left toward Fenway and merge onto Charlesgate. Keep left at the fork and continue through two sets of lights onto Boylston Street.The MHS will be on the right.

From the West

From Rte. 90, Massachusetts Turnpike: Take Exit 22 (Prudential Center), which empties onto Huntington Avenue. The Prudential Center will be on your right. Take the first right at the lights onto Belvidere Street. Continue on Belvidere Street to the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the light, which takes you onto Haviland Street. Haviland ends at Hemenway Street, where you must turn right. At the intersection of Hemenway and Boylston streets, turn left. The MHS is on your left at the end of the block.

From Rte. 9

Proceed east on Route 9, which becomes Huntington Avenue when you enter Boston from Brookline. Follow Huntington to the intersection after the Christian Science complex and just before the Colonnade Hotel; turn left onto Belvidere Street (it is West Newton Street on your right). Continue on Belvidere Street to the intersection with Massachasetts Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the light, which takes you onto Haviland Street. Haviland ends at Hemenway Street, where you must turn right. At the intersection of Hemenway and Boylston streets, turn left. The MHS is on your left at the end of that short block.

From the South

Take I-93 Exit 18 (Mass. Av / Roxbury) and take the second left. Stay in the right-hand lane, and take a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Turn left onto Haviland Street. Haviland ends at Hemenway Street, where you must turn right. At the intersection of Hemenway and Boylston streets, turn left. The MHS is on your left at the end of that short block.


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Parking

Limited meter parking is available on the streets surrounding the Massachusetts Historical Society and parking is also available at the nearby garages indicated on the map. Since parking near the Society can be difficult, we encourage visitors to use public transportation whenever possible. 

Upcoming Events

Breaking the Banks: Representations & Realities in New England Fisheries, 1866–1966

16Jan 6:00PM 2019
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Matthew McKenzie weaves together the industrial, cultural, political, and ecological history of New England’s fisheries through the story of how the Boston haddock ...

African American History Seminar

Race, Empire, and the Erasure of African Identities in Harvard’s “National Skulls”

17Jan 5:15PM 2019

In 1847, John Collins Warren gave his anatomical collection to the Harvard medical school, including a collection of “national skulls.” This paper analyzes ...

History of Women and Gender Seminar

How to Be an American Housewife: American Red Cross “Bride Schools” in Japan in the Cold War Era

22Jan 5:30PM 2019
Location: Massachusetts Historical Society

In 1951, the American Red Cross in Japan began offering “schools for brides,” to prepare Japanese women married to American servicemen for successful entry ...

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