Google Map (click to view)
We strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a taxi, or walk, if possible, to the conference venue. If you must drive, driving directions are below. Please note that street parking in the area is scarce and meter maids will ticket cars that are parked on the street for more than two hours, regardless of whether there is time on the meter. There are public garages in Harvard Square, which will run you upwards of $20 per day.
The Ames Courtroom is on the third floor of Austin Hall (map), a large red stone building on the campus of Harvard Law School. When walking north on Massachusetts Avenue from Harvard Square, Austin Hall is visible on the right-hand side of the street behind a small white house (Gannett).
Cambridge Area Map (click to view/zoom)
By subway, Austin Hall is about a five minute walk from the Harvard Square “T” (subway) stop (map of the T). When you get to the street, walk up Massachusetts Ave away from Harvard Square. Stay on the left side of the street. When you get to the busy intersection just past Garden Street, cross Mass Ave. Austin Hall is located at this corner, but is set back from the road. It’s a dark red stone building with a tile roof.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
Take the Cambridge/Allston exit (exit 18 from the west, exit 20 from the east). Follow the Cambridge signs off the ramp to the traffic lights. Stay in the middle lane while crossing the bridge. Proceed straight across the bridge onto River Street. Stay in the left lane and follow River Street into Central Square, the first major traffic intersection. Travel straight across the intersection. (Here the street becomes Prospect Street.) At the second traffic light, turn left onto Broadway. Follow Broadway until you must bear right at the fire station, onto Quincy Street. Move into the left lane and turn left at the light onto Cambridge Street. Proceed down through the underpass and move into the far right lane which feeds into Massachusetts Avenue. The Law School is on the right, approximately one block farther. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.
From the south: take exit 26 for Storrow Drive, using right lane and following signs for Storrow Drive. (*)Take left lane exit for Government Center/Kendall Square/3 North and bear right at sign for Kendall Square. Proceed across bridge onto Broadway. Follow Broadway for two miles until you must bear right at the fire station, onto Quincy Street. Move into the left lane and turn left at the light onto Cambridge Street. Proceed down through the underpass and move into the far right lane which feeds into Massachusetts Avenue. The Law School is on the right, approximately one block further. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.
From the north: take exit 26 and follow signs for Storrow Drive. Follow directions above from (*).
From Route 128 (I-95)
Take the exit for Route 2 East to Arlington and Boston. Travel approximately 6.5 miles, approach rotary from left lane. Bear left, following signs for 3 North and 16 East to Medford. At first light, turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed 1.8 miles to Everett Street on the left (15th traffic light). The Law School begins here, on the left. There are parking meters along both sides of the street.