Directions to the Offices of the
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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(Updated October 2004)

One Ashburton Place

McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

MapQuest Directions

By car from the North

Take Interstate 93 SOUTH to Exit 26, Storrow Drive and North Station. Stay in the LEFT lane and follow signs to Storrow Drive. Once out of the tunnel stay in LEFT lane and take the first exit on the LEFT towards Government Center and Kendall Square. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight across under the Red Line tracks following signs to Government Center which bears to the left onto Cambridge Street. At the seventh light (a little under a half a mile) turn right onto Somerset Street. Somerset Street turns onto Ashburton Place at the top of the hill. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

By car from the South

Take Interstate 93 NORTH. Take Exit 23, Government Center. Stay in the LEFT lane of the exit ramp and turn left at the first light onto North Street. Go straight through one set of lights. At the second set of lights, turn LEFT onto Congress Street. At the first intersection turn RIGHT onto State Street. State Street turns into Court Street. Turn LEFT onto Tremont Street. At the first light turn RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Turn RIGHT onto Somerset Street. Turn LEFT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

By car from the West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) EAST through the Boston tolls. Take Exit 22, Copley Square/Prudential. Stay in the RIGHT lane and follow the signs for Copley Square. This will lead you to Stuart Street. Continue straight through five lights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT on Charles Street South. Continue through two traffic lights passing by Boston Common. At the third light, make a RIGHT on Beacon Street. The State House will be on your LEFT. Take the second LEFT after the State House onto Somerset Street. Turn LEFT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

By car from Logan International Airport

Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel and Boston, after the toll booth stay in the LEFT lane in the tunnel. Upon exiting the tunnel, follow the signs for Government Center. Take a LEFT at the first light onto New Chardon Street. Go straight through the next traffic light, (a Mobil gas station will be on your RIGHT). Continue straight across and at the 2nd light turn LEFT onto Cambridge Street. At the first light turn RIGHT onto Somerset Street. Somerset Street turns onto Ashburton Place at the top of the hill. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

By car from the Northwest

Take Route 2 East into Cambridge, MA. Take the Fresh Pond Parkway (this is a winding road) and follow signs for downtown Boston and Storrow Drive EAST. Take Storrow Drive for approximately 5 miles. Take the Government Center and Cambridge Street exit. At the end of the ramp at the traffic light, go straight across following signs to Government Center which bears to the left onto Cambridge Street. At the seventh light (a little under a half a mile) turn right onto Somerset Street. Somerset Street turns onto Ashburton Place at the top of the hill. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

By Public Transportation (MBTA)

Red Line (from Alewife, Ashmont or Braintree Stations)
Take the Red Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House. Turn RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Make the first LEFT onto Bowdoin Street. Take the next RIGHT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the LEFT.

Orange Line (from Oak Grove or Forest Hills Stations)
Take train to Downtown Crossing. Walk up Winter Street (away from Filenes and Macy’s) and turn RIGHT onto Tremont Street. Take first LEFT onto Park Street. Walk up Park Street to the State House. Turn RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Make the first LEFT onto Bowdoin Street. Take the next RIGHT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the LEFT.

Blue Line (from Wonderland or Airport Stations)
Take train to Government Center Station. At Government Center Station, take a LEFT onto Cambridge Street, which turns into Tremont Street. Take first RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Take the next RIGHT onto Somerset Street. Turn LEFT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

Green Line (from the Riverside, Cleveland Circle, Boston College and Arborway Lines)
Take the Green Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House. Turn RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Take the first LEFT onto Bowdoin Street. Turn RIGHT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the LEFT.

Commuter Rail (take train to either South Station or North Station)

From South Station, take the Red Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station walk up Park Street toward the State House. Turn RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Make the first LEFT onto Bowdoin Street. Take the next RIGHT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the LEFT.

From North Station, take the Green Line to Government Center Station. At Government Center Station, take a LEFT onto Cambridge Street, which turns into Tremont Street. Take first RIGHT onto Beacon Street. Take the next RIGHT onto Somerset Street. Turn LEFT onto Ashburton Place. One Ashburton Place will be on the RIGHT.

Commonwealth Museum and State Archives Building

220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-2816, fax 617-288-8429

MapQuest Directions


By Car (free parking)

From the North: Rte 3/I-93S to exit 15 (Morrissey Blvd/JFK Library). Follow signs forUMass and JFK Library.

From the West: Rte I-90/Mass Pike to I-93 South. Follow signs for UMass and JFK Library.

From the South: Rte 3/I-93N to exit 14 (Morrissey Blvd/JFK Library). Follow signs for UMass and JFK Library.

By Public Transportation (MBTA)

Take the MBTA Red Line to JFK/UMass station. Free shuttle Bus #2 stops at the Archives Building and the JFK Library. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the hour and 20 minutes after and before the hour.

Southeast District Office

Center Place
218 South Main Street, Suite 206
Fall River, MA 02721
508-646-1374, fax 508-646-1473

MapQuest Directions


By Car

From New Bedford: Route 195 west to exit 7 (Plymouth Avenue), take a LEFT at the bottom of the ramp, take a RIGHT at the second light (Rodman Street), proceed to the third light (South Main Street), turn RIGHT onto South Main and proceed one and one-half blocks. Center Place is on the RIGHT.

From Providence: Route 195 east to exit 7 (Plymouth Avenue), take a RIGHT at the end of ramp and take a RIGHT at the first light (Rodman Street), proceed to the third light (South Main Street), turn RIGHT onto South Main and proceed one and one-half blocks. Center Place is on the RIGHT.

From Boston: Follow Route 24 south to the end and bear RIGHT onto 195 west to exit 7 (Plymouth Avenue), take a LEFT at the bottom of the ramp, take a RIGHT at the second light (Rodman Street), proceed to the third light (South Main Street), turn RIGHT onto South Main and proceed one and one-half blocks. Center Place is on the RIGHT.

Western Office

436 Dwight Street, Room 102
Springfield, MA 01103
413-784-1376; fax 413-784-1379

MapQuest Directions


By Car

From the EAST (Boston): Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) west to Exit 6 (Springfield). After toll, turn LEFT at light onto Route 291. Take the Dwight Street Exit. Turn LEFT onto Dwight Street. Go under the railroad overpass, 436 Dwight Street is the first building on the RIGHT. It is a white 5-story building with Springfield State Office Building sign out front.

From the WEST: Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) east to Exit 4 (West Springfield). Take Route 91 South to Exit 8 (Route 291/ Mass. Pike). On Route 291, take Exit 2A (Chestnut Street) and bear RIGHT at the top of the ramp. At the light, turn RIGHT onto Liberty Street. At the next light, turn LEFT onto Dwight Street. Go under the Railroad overpass- 436 Dwight Street is the first building on the RIGHT. It is a white 5-story building with Springfield State Office Building sign out front.

From the NORTH: Take Route 91 South to Exit 8 (Route 291/Mass. Pike). On Route 291, take Exit 2A (Chestnut Street) and bear RIGHT at the top of the ramp. At the light, turn RIGHT onto Liberty Street. At the next light, turn LEFT onto Dwight Street. Go under the Railroad overpass- 436 Dwight Street is the first building on the RIGHT. It is a white 5-story building with Springfield State Office Building sign out front.

From the SOUTH: Take Route 91 North to Exit 8 (Route 291/Mass. Pike). Take Dwight Street Exit (2B). Go RIGHT onto Dwight Street. Go under the Railroad overpass, 436 Dwight Street is the first building on the RIGHT. It is a white 5-story building with Springfield State Office Building sign out front

Parking: There is metered parking around the building and Ken’s Parking is just past the State Office Building on Dwight Street.