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Directions & Parking

Directions & Parking

Entering the Museum

The entrance at 600 Main Street is open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; noon – 5pm. 

Avery Door is located at 29 Atheneum Square North. Avery is the museum’s accessible entrance. Avery Door—which is open during all regular museum hours—is also the entrance for all tours and after hours programming unless otherwise noted.

Museum Parking Options

  • Preferred Parking: Connecticut Convention Center Garage. 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford CT, 06109. Click here for directions.
    $3 flat rate for museum visitors with ticket validation. 

  • On-Street Parking
    On-street kiosk parking is available on the streets neighboring the museum. For current information regarding street parking in the City of Hartford, please visit the Hartford Parking Authority website.

  • Accessibility
    Avery Door, located at 29 Atheneum Square North is accessible to visitors with limited mobility, wheelchairs, and strollers. A limited number of on-street handicap spaces, as well as non-handicap but nearby spaces, are available in front of the museum on Main Street, and behind the museum on Prospect Street. If street parking is unavailable, visitors may be dropped off immediately adjacent to Avery Door on the corner of Atheneum Square North and Prospect Street.

Please note that the Front Street South parking garage is closed, with no attendant on duty.
Please note that the Trumbull Street garage no longer accepts museum-validated parking.

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Other Transportation Options

  • DASH circulator bus, a free shuttle which makes several stops around the city, can be used to get from various parking garages to the museum.
  • CT fastrak stops very close to the museum for visitors coming from Bristol, Plainville, Farmington, or New Britain.
  • CT Transit buses stop nearby on Main Street in various locations.
  • CT rail trains stop in downtown Hartford for visitors coming from Springfield, Windsor Locks, Windsor, Berlin, Meriden, Wallingford, or New Haven.