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Location and Directions

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Mar 21, 2005 05:12 PM

The 2008 Members Meeting will be held in:

Building 6 (Eastman Laboratories) Room 120
182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA

Parking suggestions and directions for getting to MIT as a whole are available on MIT’s web site.

However, if you are driving to the Boston area, your best bet is probably to park in one place (like your hotel) and use public transportation to get around while you are here. Scroll down the page for more information on available public transportation.

Mailing List to Coordinate for Meeting
We have created a Mailman email list, am-meeting@gnu.org, to which you can subscribe by sending a message with the subject ‘subscribe’ to am-meeting-request@gnu.org or by visiting the Mailman mailing list page. Feel free to use this list to meet other associate members who plan to attend the meeting so that you can discuss room sharing, carpooling, and other coordination details.

Hotel Suggestions
Area hotels within a 5-minute walk from the meeting:
UNIVERSITY PARK HOTEL at MIT
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 577-0200
CAMBRIDGE CENTER MARRIOTT
Two Cambridge Center, (Broadway & Third Streets)
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-6600
THE KENDALL HOTEL
350 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 577-1300
Other hotels and area restaurants

    Getting to MIT via the MBTA (aka “The T”)
  • Subway: Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station or to the Central Square Station, both of which are a short walk from the campus (Kendall/MIT is closer). The walk from Central Square takes about 10 minutes and takes you right down Massachusetts Avenue. The Kendall/MIT Station is on the edge of the east end of campus. You can map out the building’s location using its street address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.
  • Bus: The #1 or Dudley bus stops at MIT on Mass. Ave. and also provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square. The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street are the Stratton Student Center and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area).
    • Airport Information
    The closest airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). From any airport terminal, look for signs for the Silver Line T stop. The Silver Line is a subway line that is actually a bus. Take the Silver Line to the South Station stop on the Red line. From there, follow the directions for the subway to Kendall/MIT. For driving directions from the airport, click here.

      Train Information
  • Amtrak: The closest Amtrak train station is Boston South Station (BOS). If you arrive via train, follow signs to the MBTA or SUBWAY. South Station is also a stop on the T’s Red Line. You can take an ALEWIFE train to the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Commuter Rail: Boston’s Commuter Rail comes from all directions from towns throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Some trains come into South Station (see above), and others come into North Station. The Commuter Rail North Station is a short, outside walk to the T’s Green Line North Station. Exit the Commuter Rail station and follow signs for the Green Line. Take a Green Line train inbound to Park Street, which connects to the Red Line.
    • Bus Information
  • Greyhound Bus: Greyhound buses bound for Boston will bring you to South Station. There is a Red Line subway stop at South Station. Take an inbound train (toward Alewife) to Kendall/MIT.
  • Peter Pan: Peter Pan buses will also bring you to South Station.
  • Chinatown Buses: There are Boston-bound buses from Chinatowns in Baltimore, Washington, New York and Philadelphia. They are usually substantially cheaper than Greyhound or Peter Pan. These buses will also bring you to South Station.
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