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Information and Directions

Visitors taking public transportation should travel to Harvard Square Station by either bus or the Red Line and then walk through the campus to Mallinckrodt Laboratory.

Visitors arriving by car or taxi from Logan International Airport:

Follow signs through Sumner Tunnel to Rte. 93N to Storrow Dr. WEST to the Harvard Square exit (JFK St.) Take a RIGHT on JFK St. and proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

From the South:

Rte. 3N or Rte. 95N to I-93N to Storrow Dr. WEST to Harvard Square exit (JFK Street). Go RIGHT on JFK St, proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

From the West:

I-90E (Mass. Pike) to Allston/Cambridge exit. CROSS bridge, LEFT on Memorial Dr. to JFK St. RIGHT on JFK St. proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

From the North:

Rte.1S or Rte. 93S to Rte. 2 Cambridge (Memorial Dr. WEST) to JFK St. RIGHT on JFK St. proceed through 3 sets of traffic lights to Harvard Square and Massachusetts Ave. Continue straight on Massachusetts Ave. through another set of lights toward north Cambridge (do not bear right toward the underpass). Take the second RIGHT on Everett St. and proceed to end. Take a RIGHT onto Oxford St. The Chemistry Department in the Mallinckrodt Labs is the next to last building on your left, after the University Natural History Museum.

Parking:

Important note: if you will be driving, secure a parking reservation in advance.

Parking in the vicinity of the Harvard campus is difficult and is restricted to Cambridge residents only on many nearby local streets. There is some on street short-term metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to avoid driving and instead use the area’s extensive public transit system, particularly the MBTA Red Line or MBTA buses.

If driving, please be aware that visitor parking is on a space-available basis. To purchase a parking permit (with credit card) you must register online at the University Operations Services (UOS) webpage at least one day in advance (instructions below).  The nearest lot for the CCB building is at 52 Oxford Street.  Weekday permits at available Harvard owned garages are $17.00 per day (subject to change), and lots fill up quickly, so please try to obtain a permit as early as possible.

Harvard Parking Online Self-Service System (Three Steps):

Step One:  Before visiting the UOS website, please make note of the following information needed for the online registration form:

  • Department: Visitor to Campus (select from drop down menu)
  • Department Code: 7700 (type in)
  • License plate state and number.  

If you a driving a rental and do not know the plate, type in “RENTAL XXXX” (with XXXX being the last 4 digits of your cell phone #)

Step Two:  Go to the Parking Webpage and follow the instructions carefully.  http://goo.gl/5JPsl

Step Three:   Print out your permit and bring with you. You will hand it to the garage attendant when arriving. It should then be kept on your dashboard for the duration of your stay.

Direct all visitor parking questions to the Parking office, at 617 496-7827, or via e-mail, at parking@harvard.edu.