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Directions and Parking

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus. However, because the Tufts mailing address is in Medford, some GPS systems and online map search engines get confused by the Music Center's physical location in Somerville. If you are having trouble finding us, enter "217 College Avenue, Somerville, MA" as your destination. This will get you to the intersection of College Avenue and Talbot Avenue, and the Granoff Music Center is just up the street from there.

By Public Transportation

Take the Red Line (subway) to the Davis Square station. At Davis Square, cross to the bus terminal at the corner of College Avenue. Follow College Avenue through the traffic circle at Powderhouse Square, and along the athletic fields to your left (the total distance is about 3/4 of a mile). Take a left on Talbot Avenue. The Granoff Music Center is the first building on the left.

There is a free shuttle that runs between Davis Square and Tufts University every half hour during the academic year (September through May). View the shuttle schedule.

You can also take MBTA Bus #94 or #96 from Davis Square to the Tufts campus. Get off the bus at Dearborn Road and cross College Avenue, the Granoff Music Center will be the first building on your left. 

By Car

Coming from the North
If you are approaching on Routes 1, I-95/128, or I-93, the recommended approach is via Route 128/I-95 south to its intersection with Interstate 93 south towards Boston. Follow I-93 to Exit 32, Medford Square. From the exit ramp, take the first right off the traffic circle, which is Route 60 west. At the second set of lights, bear left on Main Street and take an immediate right on to Route 16 west. Continue on 16 for approximately one and a quarter miles. An athletic field will appear on your right. Bear left through the next traffic circle and proceed up the hill on Powder House Boulevard. At the third traffic light (a blinking yellow), turn left onto Packard Avenue. You are now on the Tufts campus. Take your next right onto Talbot Avenue - the Granoff Music Center is the last building on the street on your right. Tufts concert patrons may park in the Cohen lot, next to the facility and across the street from the football field, after normal business hours (M-F 9 am to 5 pm).

Coming from the Northwest
If you are approaching on Route 2 East, continue on Route 2, past the junction of Routes 2 and 95. If you are approaching on Route 3, take Route 95 south to Route 2 east (Exit 29A). At the junction of Routes 2 and 16, bear left through a full traffic light on Route 16 east. Take Route 16 east through two full traffic lights. After you cross Broadway and pass the Foodmaster grocery store, you will see blue signs on the right for Tufts University as you enter a rotary. Follow the blue signs and take a sharp right (and first right in the rotary) up the hill on Powder House Boulevard. At the third traffic light turn left onto Packard Avenue. You are now on the Tufts campus. Take your next right onto Talbot Avenue - the Granoff Music Center is the last building on the street on your right. Tufts concert patrons may park in the Cohen lot, next to the facility and across the street from the football field, after normal business hours (M-F 9 am to 5 pm).

Coming from the West or Southwest
If you are approaching on Routes 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) or I-95/128 take Route 95 north to Route 2 east (Exit 29A). At the junction of Routes 2 and 16, bear left through a full traffic light on Route 16 east. Take Route 16 east through two full traffic lights. After you cross Broadway and pass the Foodmaster grocery store, you will see blue signs on the right for Tufts University as you enter a rotary. Follow the blue signs and take a sharp right (and first right in the rotary) up the hill on Powder House Boulevard. At the third traffic light turn left onto Packard Avenue. You are now on the Tufts campus. Take your next right onto Talbot Avenue - the Granoff Music Center is the last building on the street on your right. Tufts concert patrons may park in the Cohen lot, next to the facility and across the street from the football field, after normal business hours (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Coming from the South/Boston or Logan Airport
If you are coming from the south, take Route 3 north to Route 93 north. If coming from Boston, take Route 93 north. If coming from the airport, follow signs to Route 93 via the Sumner Tunnel (not the Ted Williams Tunnel). Take Route 93 north to Exit 31. Follow the exit ramp to Route 16 west and refer to directions in the first paragraph. Continue on 16 for approximately one and a quarter miles. An athletic field will appear on your right. Bear left through the next traffic circle and proceed up the hill on Powder House Boulevard. At the third traffic light (a blinking yellow), turn left onto Packard Avenue. You are now on the Tufts campus. Take your next right onto Talbot Avenue - the Granoff Music Center is the last building on the street on your right. Tufts concert patrons may park in the Cohen lot, next to the facility and across the street from the football field, after normal business hours (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Parking

Parking map

Visitors and concert patrons are welcome to park in the University's main parking garage, metered spaces and guest parking. A comprehensive parking map is also available.

Please note that parking is not allowed in Faculty and Staff spaces from Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. unless you purchase a $8.00 visitor parking pass from the Tufts Police Department at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford (the bottom level of the Dowling Hall parking garage).


Granoff Parking Lot - Lower Campus Road
Visitors and concert patrons can park in the lot adjacent to the Granoff Music Center (off College Avenue and Lower Campus Road) after 6:00 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends.

Talbot Avenue Parking
Visitors and concert patrons can also park in spaces on Talbot Avenue, between College Avenue and Latin Way after 6:00 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends.

Dowling Parking Garage - 419 Boston Ave.
There is plenty of parking available in the University's main parking garage on Boston Avenue. Visitors must purchase a token ($8.00) to exit the garage. The entrances to the garage are from North Hill Road and from Boston Avenue. The garage is open from 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight and closed on holidays and weekends. Overnight parking is not allowed in the garage.