Directions to the Shriver Center Via Automobile

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center 
200 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452-6319 USA (781) 642-0001

Driving Directions

From Route 128 SOUTHBOUND:

  • Take Exit 28 (Trapelo Road). Turn left off the exit onto Trapelo Rd. toward Belmont.

From Route 128 NORTHBOUND:

  • Take Exit 28A (Trapelo Road, toward Belmont). Turn right off the exit onto Trapelo Rd.

Once on Trapelo Rd.:

  • Follow Trapelo Road for approximately 3.2 miles.
    • You will proceed through 2 traffic lights. You will pass a National Archives and Records Administration Building on the right.
  • The Fernald Center will be on your right – the Shriver Center is located on the grounds of Fernald.
  • Turn right into Fernald and take an immediate left into the Shriver Center's parking lot.
  • Come into the parking lot and park in front of the 1-story building – come in the front entrance of the 1-story building.

From Boston:

  • Take Storrow Drive West.
  • Follow signs to US-3/Arlington/Rt-2/Fresh Pond Parkway. Stay right to go over Elliot Bridge into Cambridge.
  • Bear slightly right immediately after the bridge but continue to follow signs to US-3/Arlington/Rt-2/Fresh Pond Parkway (do not go onto Memorial Drive East).
  • At Mt. Auburn Hospital, get into the left lane. Follow signs for Rt-16/ Watertown/Waltham.
  • At the next light, you will continue going straight onto Mt. Auburn Street.
  • Bear right onto Belmont Street after passing Star Market.
  • After about 1 mile, continue to stay straight onto Trapelo Road. You will go through Waverly Square and then pass a diner next to a park on your left.
  • At the intersection of Trapelo with Route 60/Waverly Oaks Rd., go straight through the lights into Waltham. The Fernald Center will be on your left – the Shriver Center is located on the grounds of Fernald.
  • Turn left into Fernald and take an immediate left into the Shriver Center's parking lot.
  • Come into the parking lot and park in front of the 1-story building – come in the front entrance of the 1-story building.

Routes Leading to Route 128 (I-95)

  • From Interstate 93 (coming from the north of Boston) take Rt. 128 south (Interstate 95 South).
  • From Interstate 93 (coming from the south of Boston) take the Massachusetts Turnpike west to Route 128 (I-95) North.
  • From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) take Route 128 (I-95) North.
  • From Route 2 take Route 128 (I-95) South.

Link to directions via public transportation

When you arrive please dial the extension of your host or x001 on the white house phone to the right of the door and someone will come down to meet you.