Directions

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-267-6100
Toll Free: 800-591-1474
Fax: 617-424-6271 

The main building of SMFA is located at 230 The Fenway, at the corner of Museum Road and The Fenway in the Fenway section of Boston, right next to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibition galleries, the Admissions Office and numerous other administrative offices are located in this building. The Mission Hill building, which houses the Post-Baccalaureate and graduate studios and exhibition space, is located at 160 St. Alphonsus Street, about a mile from the main campus. You can reach the School via public transportation or by car. If you are flying into Logan Airport, you can take a 20-25 minute cab ride, or take the airport shuttle bus to the MBTA's Blue Line. From the Blue Line, change to the Green Line E train at Government Center. From there, follow public transportation directions.

Driving directions to main building
Below are driving directions to the main building of the SMFA at 230 The Fenway. Parking for the main building is available on Museum Road in two Museum parking areas: an outdoor lot and an indoor garage.

From Storrow Drive
Take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. After you pass in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, take the first right onto Museum Road. The School is at the end of Museum Road on the left.

Logan Airport (Route 1A)
Take the Sumner Tunnel to Downtown Boston. As you exit the tunnel, take the up-ramp to the Fitzgerald Expressway (I-93 North). Take the second right down-ramp to Storrow Drive. From there, follow the directions "From Storrow Drive."*

From the North (Route 1 and I-95)
Cross the Tobin Bridge and follow signs to Storrow Drive. From there, take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. After you pass in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, take the first right onto Museum Road. The School is at the end of Museum Road on the left.

From the South (Route 3)
Route 3 merges with the Southeast Expressway (I-93). Follow the Expressway to Downtown Boston and take the Storrow Drive exit. From there, take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. After you pass in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, take the first right onto Museum Road. The School is at the end of Museum Road on the left.

From the West (Turnpike I-90)
From the Massachusetts Turnpike-I-90 (traveling East): Upon approaching the Boston city limits, look for the Prudential Center/Copley Square exit (Exit 22). It will be the first exit after the toll plaza. You will enter a tunnel and Exit 22 will be on your right. Upon entering the exit ramp, get into the left lane (Prudential Center) and follow the exit to Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington Avenue past the Christian Science Center (take underpass), and Northeastern University. After you pass the front of the Museum of Fine Arts, take the first right onto Museum Road. The School is at the end of Museum Road on the left.

From Route 9 (Traveling east)
After Brookline Village, Route 9 turns into Huntington Avenue, Boston. Follow Huntington Avenue for approximately 1 mile. One short block beyond Longwood Avenue, turn left and cross the trolley tracks. Take a right at the next small intersection onto Evans Way. Follow to the traffic light. Continue straight on The Fenway, passing behind the Museum of Fine Arts. Take the next right onto Forsyth Street, go one block to Huntington Avenue, and turn right. After you pass the front of the Museum of Fine Arts, take the first right onto Museum Road. The School is at the end of Museum Road on the left.

Driving directions to Mission Hill Building
Below are driving directions to the Mission Hill building, which is located at 160 St. Alphonsus Street. Limited parking is available in a lot adjacent to the building.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Admissions Office in the main building before visiting the Mission Hill building. To get to the Mission Hill building from the main building of the SMFA, go northeast on Fenway toward Forsyth Way. Turn right onto Forsyth Way. Turn right onto Avenue of the Arts/Huntington Ave/MA-9 W. Follow Huntington 0.6 miles and turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street. Estimated driving time: 4 minutes.

From Storrow Drive
Take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington 0.6 miles and turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street.

Logan Airport (Route 1A)
Take the Sumner Tunnel to Downtown Boston. As you exit the tunnel, take the up-ramp to the Fitzgerald Expressway (I-93 North). Take the second right down-ramp to Storrow Drive. From there, follow the directions "From Storrow Drive."*

From the North (Route 1 and I-95)
Cross the Tobin Bridge and follow signs to Storrow Drive. From there, take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington 0.6 miles and turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street.

From the South (Route 3)
Route 3 merges with the Southeast Expressway (I-93). Follow the Expressway to Downtown Boston and take the Storrow Drive exit. From there, take the Fenway/Route 1 South exit. From the exit, take a left at the first traffic light towards Boylston Street-Inbound. At the second traffic light, turn right. Drive past a third traffic light. At the fourth traffic light, take a right onto Hemenway Street and proceed to the end of the street. Take a left onto Forsyth Street and proceed one short block. At the traffic light, take a right onto Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington 0.6 miles and turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street.

From the West (Turnpike I-90)
From the Massachusetts Turnpike-I-90 (traveling East): Upon approaching the Boston city limits, look for the Prudential Center/Copley Square exit (Exit 22). It will be the first exit after the toll plaza. You will enter a tunnel and Exit 22 will be on your right. Upon entering the exit ramp, get into the left lane (Prudential Center) and follow the exit to Huntington Avenue. Follow Huntington Avenue approximately one mile, past the Christian Science Center (take underpass), Northeastern University, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street.

From Route 9 (Traveling east)
After Brookline Village, Route 9 turns into Huntington Avenue, Boston. Follow Huntington Avenue for approximately 1 mile. One short block beyond Longwood Avenue, turn left and cross the trolley tracks. Take a right at the next small intersection onto Evans Way. Follow to the traffic light. Continue straight on The Fenway, passing behind the Museum of Fine Arts. Take the next right onto Forsyth Street, go one block to Huntington Avenue, and turn right. Follow Huntington 0.6 miles and turn left onto Tremont St. Turn right onto St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street.

Public transportation directions
To reach the Museum School, use the MBTA or "T."

For the main building, take the Green Line car marked Heath Street/Lechmere (the E Line) to the Museum stop. The School is one block north, on the corner of Museum Road and The Fenway. To get to the Mission Hill building, take the Green Line car marked Heath Street/Lechmere (the E Line) to the Brigham Circle stop. Proceed up Tremont Street to St. Alphonsus St. Turn right on St. Alphonsus St. The Mission Hill building is on the left side, midway up the street. If you are coming from Logan Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to the T's Blue Line. Change to the Green Line (E Train) at the Government Center. From there, follow the directions above to either the main or the Mission Hill building.