Directions and Parking
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The Addison Gallery of American Art is located on the campus of Phillips Academy at the corner of Route 28 [Main Street] and Chapel Avenue in Andover, Massachusetts, a 30 minute drive from Boston. The museum is
free of charge and
open to the public. The Addison's galleries are wheelchair accessible.
If using a GPS or web-based map, enter
3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA as the address.
From Boston, take Rt. 93N. Take exit 41, turn right onto Rt. 125, go 2 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 28 north, go about 3 miles to the Phillips Academy campus. Turn right onto Chapel Avenue. The museum is the first building on the right.
From Rt. 495 North, take exit 41A "Andover" and proceed south on Rt. 28 through the town of Andover. Phillips Academy is approximately one mile south of the center of town. Turn left onto Chapel Avenue. The museum is the first building on the right.
From Rt. 495 South, take exit 41 "Andover/Lawrence", go right at end of ramp, and proceed south on Rt. 28 through the town of Andover. Phillips Academy is approximately one mile south of the center of town. Turn left onto Chapel Avenue. The museum is the first building on the right.
By train (from North Station):
Take the MBTA Commuter Rail, Haverhill Line, to the
Andover Station. The museum is approximately a mile walk from the station.
Turn left on Railroad Street when you leave the station. Turn left and cross the tracks on Brook Street. Stay to your left and go up Essex Street, turning left at the end and then right at the lights onto Main Street. Continue south on Main Street up the hill until you reach the campus. Turn left onto Chapel Avenue. The museum is the first building on the right.
By bus (Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority):
The #32 MVRTA bus travels from Buckley Transportation Station in Lawrence to the corner of Main Street and School Street in Andover. From the Main Street/School Street stop, walk one block south to Chapel Avenue; the museum is the first building on the right on Chapel Avenue.
Parking is available on Chapel Avenue, and in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue). Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. A second parking lot is available behind Graves Hall, across Main Street (accessible via School Street). For a complete campus map, click
Although the Addison Gallery is open, the rest of the Phillips Academy campus is closed to the public. Please head straight to the museum when arriving, and return directly to your vehicle when leaving. Note that masks must be worn at all times when on the campus, outdoors and indoors.
Bus Drop Off
Buses may drop off students on Chapel Avenue at the steps leading to the front of the museum, where groups will enter. The handicap entrance is also located in the front of the building – proceed up ramp from Chapel Avenue.
Bus Turn Around
Buses may proceed down Chapel Avenue to the circle in order to turn around.
If buses are waiting for students while they are in the museum, please park at the circle at the end of Chapel Avenue. Please do not park or stand buses for extended periods on Chapel Avenue or in the parking lot between the Chapel and the Andover Inn, as this is a busy area and a fire lane. Please leave bus driver number with group leader to notify bus when group is ready to leave the museum.