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Directions to the State House and what to do once there

The State House is located on the top of Beacon Hill, near the Boston Common in Boston.
For special assistance unloading busses or for wheelchair vans,
call the MDC State House Rangers at (617) 722-1188.


Roadways throughout Boston are frequently under construction. These directions are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but may change with little notice. Please be sure to verify your route.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

   

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

Red Line
(Alewife, Ashmont or Braintree Stations)

Take train to Park Street Station

Once outside the station, walk up Park Street toward the State House


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

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

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

State House is third block on the RIGHT

 

Green Line
(from the Riverside, Cleveland Circle, Boston College and Arborway Lines)

Take train to Park Street Station

Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House.

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

SOUTH STATION

From South Station, take the Red Line to Park Street Station

Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House

 

NORTH STATION

Take the Green Line 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

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

BECOME INVOLVED!

There is strength in numbers.
By joining together across the State,
across age groups, and across
the Autism Spectrum we can make a great difference in the lives of each individual with ASD and the families, peers and friends who love them.

Email: info@AFAMaction.org
Phone: 781-891-6270 x102

PARKING FACILITIES

BEACON HILL

Boston Common Garage
located between the Boston Common and Public Gardens
(best cost & bet to find a space)
617-954-2096

Charles Street Parking Garage
144 Charles Street
617-523-8432

Allright Boston Parking Inc Boston Common Garage
617 954-2098

FANEUIL HALL

University Parking Inc.
6 Faneuil Hall Market Place
617-523-0512

OTHER PARKING GARAGES IN THE AREA

Allright Boston Parking
59 Temple Place
617-426-2389

Beacon Hill Parking Inc
70 Brimmer Street
617-742-6863

Center Plaza Garage
1 Center Plaza
617-742-7807

Francis X Green
1 Bullfinch Place
617-223-8583

J & O Parking
150 Canal Street
617-523-4768

Laz Parking Ltd
101 Merrimac Street
617-248-8861

One Beacon Street Garage
1 Beacon Street
617-227-7220

Owl Parking
149 Causeway Street
617-723-3668

Standard Parking Inc
10 Park Plaza
617-973-7054

Entrances to the State House

Beacon Street/Hooker Statue Entrance
This is the main and only entrance to the State House on Beacon Street. Facing the State House, it is to the right. It is not wheelchair accessible.

Bowdoin Street Entrance (wheelchair accessible)
Bowdoin Street runs perpendicular to Beacon Street and is to the right as you face the State House. This entrance does not have much space inside or outside the building, but it is accessible.

Ashburton Park Entrance (wheelchair accessible)
The entrance is on Bowdoin Street, beyond the first entrance. This entrance has more space both outside and inside the State House, however, construction in the area requires that you walk on the right-side sidewalk and cross back to enter.

Security

Security is present at all three entrances. To pass reasonably quickly through security, it would be best to have no loose change, keys or metal objects in your pockets. Pocketbooks and backpacks will be
x-rayed.

 

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