Parking in the vicinity of the Harvard Art Museums is diﬃcult, and is restricted to Cambridge residents only on many nearby local streets. There is some on-street metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to use the area’s extensive public transit system, particularly the MBTA Red Line, which provides inexpensive parking at its Alewife station.
No parking is available at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
For certain evening and weekend functions, complimentary parking is available in Harvard University’s Broadway Garage on Felton St. between Cambridge St. and Broadway.
Public parking garages in the Harvard Square area:
Church Street Lot: 41 Church Street, between Brattle & Mass. Ave. 617-482-7740
Harvard Square Parking: corner of Eliot & JFK streets. 617-354-4168
Charles Square Garage: University Rd. & Bennett St. 617-491-6779
The Harvard Art Museums and Adolphus Busch Hall are .25 miles from the Harvard Square subway station. This station is served by the Red Line of the MBTA’s subway system as well as many bus lines. Please use the MBTA’s trip planner to determine your best route.
From the center of Harvard Square, walking through historic Harvard Yard with its winding pathways can be a challenge, but well worth it if you have not visited before. From Harvard Square, enter any gate and walk directly through the center of the Yard, between Widener Library and Memorial Church, and exit through the gate on Quincy Street. Our historic building at 32 Quincy Street (now closed for renovation) will be directly in front of you. Turn left on Quincy Street. At the corner, you will see the Arthur M. Sackler Museum adjacent at 485 Broadway (walking time approx. 5 minutes).