How to get to Tufts Chemistry

NOTE: Even though our mailing address is 62 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA, for some GPS systems the address is 62 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA.


From the southwest, west, and northwest via Routes 2, 3, 9, Interstate 95, or the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90), exit onto the Boston circumferential, Route 128 (Interstate 95), and proceed to its intersection with Route 2 (exit 29A). Proceed east on Route 2 to the junction of Routes 2 and 16. Turn left onto Route 16 east (Alewife Brook Parkway). Follow Route 16 through two full traffic lights. Take the next right, a sharp turn, onto Powderhouse Boulevard. Proceed to Packard Avenue, the third left. Turn left onto Packard Avenue and then take the first right turn onto Talbot Avenue. Chemistry is on the right, just beyond the next intersection.


From Boston, the south, and the South Shore, follow the Southeast Expressway (Route 3 north) to Interstate 93 north to exit 31 (Mystic Valley Parkway). [See Map 1 Below] At the fork, take the right (sign reads Medford Square) At the lights in the square, take a left on Main Street and continue down Main Street to the lights a Harvard Street, take a right on Harvard Street. At the end of Harvard Street is Powder House Rotary. Tufts athletic field is at the rotary. Keeping the field to the right, proceed up Powder House Blvd to the lights at Packard Avenue. [See Map 2 Below] Take the right onto Packard Avenue and proceed up the hill to Talbot Avenue. Turn right onto Talbot Avenue. The Chemistry Department (Pearson and Michael Laboratory Buildings) is on the right, just after the next intersection.


From the north via Routes 1, 3, Interstates 95 or 93, the recommended approach is via Route 128 (Interstate 95), to its intersection with Interstate 93. Go south on Interstate 93 to exit 32, Medford Square. Proceed to the center of the square, turn left onto Main Street, and refer to the directions in the preceding paragraph.*


From Logan Airport by subway, board the airport Silver Line bus to South Station and then the Red Line to Davis Square. There you can board either the 96 (Medford Square) or the 94 (West Medford) bus to Tufts, or take the short 15 minute walk to the Pearson Chemistry Building.


From Logan Airport by car, follow signs for the Sumner Tunnel ($3.50 westbound only) and Boston as you leave the airport. Proceed through the tunnel in the left lane. Follow signs for Interstate 93 north. Follow the directions "From Boston" above.


From the bus terminals located on Atlantic Avenue and the Amtrak terminal in South Station, Boston, follow signs to the MBTA Red Line South Station subway trains. Board an inbound train to Davis station. Board either the #96 (Medford Square) or the #94 (West Medford) bus, which will take you to Tufts.


From the Davis Square T Station, head north on College Avenue for about 7 blocks. At the rotary go across but a bit to the left, continuing on College Avenue.  Continue to walk for about another 1000 ft (Tufts will be on your left) past the field and parking lot, and turn left at Talbot Avenue. Continue down Talbot for about 500 ft, the Pearson Chemistry Laboratory will be on your left (62 Talbot Avenue). The distance is about a 7 minute walk.

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Map of Medford, MA  

Tufts Chemistry Building


For additional details please see: Tufts Campus Map or Google Maps