Hours and Admission
The Addison Gallery of American Art, which is free and open to the public, is located in a stand-alone building 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.
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and during the month of August.
Admission to all exhibitions is free.
To help increase cultural accessibility, we are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, Massachusetts Health Connector, and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. We welcome all EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders to our exhibitions. See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.
Know before You Go
Directions and Free Parking
If using a GPS or web-based map, enter 3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA as the address.
From Boston, take Rt. 93N. Take exit 35, 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 99A (Rt. 28 South, 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 99 (Rt. 28, 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.
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.
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 in the parallel spaces on Chapel Avenue; in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue); and around the circle at the end of Chapel Avenue. Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. Accessible parking is available on Chapel Avenue.
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 accessible 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.