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).

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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. See below for parking information.

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. See below for parking information.

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. See below for parking information.

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. See below for parking information.

Parking

Comprehensive Parking Map

For any visitor coming to a Tufts campus during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.), please visit the Tufts Visitor Parking link for information on how to pay for your parking. Regular business hours visitors may park in the lot next to the Granoff Music Center (off of Lower Campus Road), Dowling Hall Parking Garage, or Cousens Gym Lot.

For any patron attending a Tufts Music concert or event, parking is provided FREE of charge on Talbot Avenue or in the side parking lot off of Lower Campus Road (see inset map below). Please note that for events that take place during regular business hours, event attendee parking is only permitted in the side lot. To receive validation of your parking and avoid accidentally receiving a citation, please do the following:

Music Parking Map
  1. Sign up ahead of time for event parking via a link received on our “This Week in Tufts Music” E-mail blast. This need only be done one time per semester for the entire semester’s worth of events, and renewed via a new link each semester
    OR...
    After you arrive at Granoff, ask Tufts Music Event Staff for access to the event parking QR code, which can be captured as a web link on most smart phones.
     
  2. Once you have opened the link, simply follow the prompt for entering your license plate number and state. This can be done any time before the event, at intermission, or after the event as long as you have not yet pulled out of your parking spot to leave.
     
  3. Once this information is submitted, your parking is all set, and you may depart in your vehicle!
     
  4. If you ever receive a parking citation from the university in error, send an E-mail to Jeff Rawitsch, Granoff Music Center Manager, at jeffrey.rawitsch@tufts.edu. Please include a photo of the citation and brief description of which event you were attending when the citation was issued.