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Directions and Parking

The Tufts University Art Gallery is located in The Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center on Talbot Avenue on the Tufts University Campus in Medford, MA.

Our mailing address is 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. However, we have a second entrance with parking at 15 Lower Campus Road, Somerville, MA 02144. (This address cannot be found on a GPS).

GPS Instructions:
  • Enter 40 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA for Garmin
  • Enter 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA for TomTom

Tufts has a new mobile website: http://m.tufts.edu.

See the directions below for detailed routes:

From the North
From the Northwest
From the West or Southwest
From the South or Boston
By Subway
Tufts Shuttle
From the Airport
From South Station (bus/train terminal)


 
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Parking

Free day-time visitor parking is available in the Jackson Lot, (look for the colorful GALLERY PARKING banners off Lower Campus Road). Park at the rear of the lot, between the two Arts Center signs. Parking is limited to two hours.

Parking is free (and no pass is needed) after 5 pm and during special daytime events in the lots surrounding the Aidekman Arts Center, off Lower Campus Road.

Directions

From the North
If you are approaching on Routes 1, 95, 128 or 93, take Route 93 south to Exit 32, Medford Square. From the exit ramp, bear right off the traffic circle, which is Route 60 west. Immediately pass Medford City Hall on your left. Continue through first set of lights on Route 60/Salem Street. At the second set of lights, bear LEFT onto Main Street, go under the I-93 overpass and come to a Y, bearing to the right, staying on Main Street. Go a few blocks to the blinking light at George Street. Turn RIGHT onto George Street and go one block to College Avenue. Turn LEFT on to College Ave. and proceed up to the crest of the hill, through the traffic light at Boston Ave., and then take your THIRD RIGHT on to Lower Campus Road. Follow the road a short distance, passing the Granoff Music Center and the Atrium facade of the Aidekman Arts Center, and the Ellis Oval and raised tennis courts to your left. At your right, turn into the parking lot and park anywhere. This is known as the Jackson Lot. See a stone fountain and large sign with the Gallery's name on it. The Gallery entrance is immediately inside these doors.

From the Northwest
If you are approaching on Route 2 east, continue on Route 2, past the junction of Routes 2 and 95. If you are approaching on Route 3, take Route 95 south to Route 2 east (Exit 29A). At the junction of Routes 2 and 16, bear left through a full traffic light onto Route 16 East. Take Route 16 east through two traffic lights. You will see blue signs on the right for Tufts University. Take a sharp right up the hill onto Powder House Boulevard (playing fields will be on your left, and an apartment complex will be on your right). Continue approximately 1/2 mile, through two traffic lights, and take a left at the Tufts University sign onto Packard Avenue. Take the second right onto Professors Row. Follow Professors Row and take a right onto Latin Way Road. Turn left onto Lower Campus Road. Follow the road until you see a parking lot on the left (across from the tennis courts). Enter the Aidekman Arts Center through the door near the fountain.

From the West or Southwest
If you are approaching on Routes 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) or 95 take Route 95 north to Route 2 east (Exit 29A). At the junction of Routes 2 and 16, bear left through a full traffic light on Route 16 east. Take Route 16 east through two full traffic lights. You will see blue signs on the right for Tufts University. Take a sharp right up the hill onto Powder House Boulevard (playing fields will be on your left, and an apartment complex will be on your right). Continue approximately 1/2 mile, through two traffic lights, and take a left at the Tufts University sign onto Packard Avenue. Take the second right onto Professors Row. Follow Professors Row and take a right onto Latin Way Road. Turn left onto Lower Campus Road. Follow the road until you see a parking lot on the left (across from the tennis courts). Enter the Aidekman Arts Center through the door near the fountain.

From the South or Boston
From the South, take I-93 NORTH through the "Big Dig" across the Zakim Bridge to Exit 31 (marked the Tufts University exit). Turn left at exit ramp, going under the I-93 overpass. Shortly you will be at a Y in the road, where there is a gas station; bear RIGHT and proceed on Main Street a few blocks to the blinking light at George Street. Turn RIGHT onto George Street and go one block to College Avenue. Turn LEFT on to College Ave. and proceed up to the crest of the hill, through the traffic light at Boston Ave., and then take your SECOND RIGHT on to Lower Campus Road. Follow the road a short distance, passing the Granoff Music Center and the Atrium facade of the Aidekman Arts Center, and the Ellis Oval and raised tennis courts to your left. At your right, turn into the parking lot and park anywhere. This is known as the Jackson Lot. See a stone fountain and large sign with the Gallery's name on it. The Gallery entrance is immediately inside these doors.

By Subway
Take the Red Line of the MBTA (or "T") in the direction of ALEWIFE and disembark at the Davis Square (Tufts) station. Choose the College Ave. exit and turn RIGHT onto College Avenue and walk approximately 8 minutes to the Powderhouse Rotary, bearing left around the rotary, on to College Ave. again (the 3rd left out of the rotary), keeping the playfields on your left. Take the first LEFT onto Lower Campus Road and walk a short distance past the atrium facade of the Aidekman Arts Center to the rear entrance parking lot. See a stone fountain and large sign with the Gallery's name on it. The Gallery entrance is immediately inside these doors.

Tufts Shuttle
A free shuttle is available between Davis Square (by the Citizen's Bank ATM) and the Campus Center. Exit the rear of the Campus Center on Talbot Ave. Proceed left to the Aidekman Arts Center, on your right.

From the Airport
Exit the airport, following signs to the Sumner Tunnel; go through the toll and tunnel, following signs for 93 NORTH. Follow the directions above, coming from the South.

From South Station (Bus/Train Terminal)
EITHER:
Take the T (subway), following directions above.
OR:
Take a taxi to the Tufts Campus in Medford, and ask to be dropped off at 40 Talbot Avenue, Aidekman Arts Center, next door to the Granoff Music Center.