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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.

Upcoming Events

African American History Seminar; Online Event

Emancipation In America, Seen Through One Man's Dreadlocks

3Dec 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

1864. A ship leaves its New England port carrying a USCT regiment to fight Confederates on the Louisiana front. But on the way, a showdown takes place when Pvt. John ...

Author Talk; Online Event

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic

7Dec 5:30PM 2020
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History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar; Online Event

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8Dec 5:15PM 2020
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Free and enslaved Black women have been rendered nearly invisible in the historical andpopular imagination of the antebellum steamboat world. This essay examines how ...

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