Directions to the Department

17 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138 | (617) 495-2872 phone | (617) 495-0416 fax


By car:

From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike): Get off at Cambridge (exit 18). Turn left immediately onto Soldiers Field Road (west). Take Harvard Square exit, bear right across Anderson Bridge, and drive straight into Harvard Square. You'll pass Out-of-Town News on your right, then merge with Massachusetts Avenue. Keep Harvard Yard on your right. Stay to the right at the fork, and go into the underpass. Once you emerge from the tunnel, turn left onto Quincy Street and, after one block, left again onto Kirkland Street. Kirkland ends at the Science Center; turn right onto Oxford Street. LISE building is the third on your left, and Jefferson and Lyman Labs are directly behind LISE. Vehicle access is available further along on the left, but the only available public parking is on Oxford Street .

 Harvard Visitor Parking Information


From Logan Airport:

By taxi:
The ride to Harvard Square takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about $45.

By subway:
Take the Silver Line 1 (Logan Airport - South Station via Waterfront).  At the South Station, change to the Red Line outbound (toward Alewife) and get off at Harvard Square. The subway ride from Logan Airport can take 45 to 55 minutes. One-way ride is $2.00.

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Once in Harvard Square:

Upon exiting the "T" station, walk into Harvard Yard to the statue of John Harvard; from here take path to your left, exit the yard and veer left, around the Science Center (modern white building). The large red-brick building in front of you is Jefferson. Elevator access to both Jefferson and Lyman is through Lyman.


 For more information, please see the Campus Map and MapQuest Directions
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