Map and Directions

Driving directions

From the north

  • Take I-93S South toward Boston
  • Take the School Street (Somerville) exit
  • Take a right onto Somerville Avenue
  • Take a left onto Dane Street
  • After about one third of a mile, take a right onto Washington Street
  • Continue onto Kirkland Street
  • After about two tenths of a mile, take a right onto Francis Avenue.

From the south

  • Take I-95 or Route 3 to I-93 North
  • Take Exit 28 off of I-93 North
  • Take a left onto Cambridge Street
  • After about one third of a mile, continue onto Washington Street
  • After about seven tenths of a mile, take a left onto Prospect Street
  • Take a right onto Somerville Avenue
  • Continue onto Washington Street
  • After about six tenths of a mile, continue onto Kirkland Street
  • After about two tenths of a mile, take a right onto Francis Avenue.

From the west

  • Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 18, marked "Cambridge/Allston"
  • Follow the Cambridge signs off the ramp to the traffic lights; stay in the middle lane while crossing the bridge
  • Proceed across the bridge onto River Street; stay in the left lane and follow River Street about one mile into Central Square, the first major traffic intersection
  • Travel straight across the intersection (here River Street becomes Prospect Street)
  • At the second light, turn left onto Broadway
  • Follow Broadway to its end at Quincy Street, in the midst of the Harvard campus, and bear right, with the fire station on the left, onto Quincy Street
  • Proceed on Quincy Street through two traffic lights until Quincy ends at Kirkland Street
  • Take a right on Kirkland Street
  • Take a left on Francis Avenue.

Public transit

Taking the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA, known locally as the "T") is a great option for getting to HDS. The closest T stop to HDS is the Harvard Square stop on the red line. The Harvard Square station has several exits; once above ground, look for the gates of Harvard Yard and follow our walking directions from there (see below).

For more information on MBTA fares, maps, and schedules, visit the MBTA website.

Public transit from Logan Airport

The MBTA Silver Line, a bus rapid-transit system, stops at all Logan Airport terminals. Take the Silver Line to South Station. From South Station, take the Red Line inbound six stops to Harvard Square.

Walking from Harvard Square

The Harvard MBTA subway stop is located in the center of Harvard Square. From Harvard Square, walk northeast across Harvard Yard, where you will come to an open plaza in front of the Science Center. Walk across the plaza to the intersection of Oxford and Kirkland streets.

Continue walking east on Kirkland Street. To reach Divinity Hall, turn left on Divinity Avenue, the first street to the left (you'll see a large white building at the intersection of Divinity Avenue and Kirkland). Divinity Hall is the last building on the right, at 14 Divinity Avenue.

To reach the rest of the HDS campus, stay on Kirkland, proceeding past Divinity Avenue, to Francis Avenue, and turn left on Francis. Swartz Hall and the Harvard Divinity School Library will be on the left side of the street, at 45 Francis Avenue. Rockefeller Hall, 47 Francis Avenue, is beside Swartz Hall to the north. The Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Avenue, is on the right side of the street, across from Swartz Hall. The Carriage House, at 56 Francis Avenue, is also on the right side of Francis Avenue, just beyond the bend at Jewett House, the Dean's residence.


Some parking is available in various areas near the HDS campus.

There is limited metered parking available:

  • On Kirkland Street, in either direction
  • On Divinity Avenue
  • On Francis Avenue
  • On Quincy to the left off Broadway, along Harvard Yard.

There are also public garages in Harvard Square:

  • Trinity Property's Harvard Square Parking Garage at 65 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Propark's Church Street Garage at 41 Church Street, Cambridge MA 02138
  • Propark's Smith Center (formerly Holyoke Center) Garage at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138.

University parking permits

Guest permits to all University parking areas are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be obtained from the Parking Office website. You will need to register on the site prior to purchasing a permit, and to register you will need a Department Code. Please contact your HDS host to obtain the Department Code for the Divinity School.