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Arnold Arboretum

Directions to the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum

These directions go to the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building, which houses the Arboretum’s laboratories as well as administrative offices, and is located at 1300 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131. Please note that the building is closed to public, except for official business, special events, and scheduled programs. For directions to the Arboretum’s main gate on the Arborway, with access to the Hunnewell Visitor Center, click here.


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Weld Hill Research Building

Weld Hill Research Building

By subway/bus

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Transfer to the #38 bus, and exit at Centre and Buchanan Streets, the stop just after the intersection of Centre Street and the VFW Parkway. OR take the MBTA Green Line to Cleveland Circle, and transfer to the #51 bus. Exit at Centre and Weld Streets, and walk north on Centre Street approximately 800 feet to the Weld Hill Research Building on your right.

By car

Parking is available in front of the building. Please note spaces reserved for hybrid vehicles and carpools, closest to the entrance.

From Boston and Cambridge

Take Storrow Drive west to the Kenmore Square/Fenway exit. Bear left. Follow signs for Fenway south. Bear right onto Boylston Street, following signs for Boylston Street Outbound/Riverway. Continue on Boylston for 0.4 miles at which point it turns into Brookline Avenue. Stay on Brookline Avenue for 1/2 mile. Take a left onto the Riverway/Jamaicaway.

Follow Riverway/Jamaicaway to a rotary at Jamaica Pond (on your right). Follow signs for South Dedham/Providence. Enter the next rotary and take the first exit for Dedham/Providence. You are now on Centre Street. Continue for approximately 1 mile through several sets of traffic lights, passing Faulkner Hospital on your right and Hebrew Senior Life on your left. The driveway for the Weld Hill Research Building at 1300 Centre is on the left, about 500 feet after the intersection of Centre Street and the VFW Parkway.

From the north

Take Route 93 south or Route 1 south to Storrow Drive west. Follow directions above for travel from Boston and Cambridge.

From the south

Take Route 128 north to exit 15 A, Boston/Providence Highway north. Follow through Dedham for 3.2 miles. At this point the Boston/Providence Highway is also known as the VFW Parkway. Follow 2.8 miles to rotary. Go halfway around rotary (second right), staying on VFW Parkway. Go 0.6 miles to traffic light. Take right at light onto Centre Street. The driveway for the Weld Hill Research Building is about 500 feet from the intersection on the left.

From the west via Route 9

Take Route 9 East to exit marked West Roxbury/Hyde Park, across from Chestnut Hill Mall. Bear right onto Hammond Pond Parkway. Follow for 0.9 miles to rotary. Take third street at rotary (Newton Street). Follow for 0.4 miles to STOP sign. Bear left, still on Newton Street, and follow for 0.4 miles to gas station. Take right around station. Take first left onto Allandale Road. At the end of Allandale Road, turn right onto Centre Street. Continue for approximately one-quarter of mile. The driveway for the Weld Hill Research Building will be on your left, just after the intersection of Centre Street and the VFW Parkway.

From the west via Mass Pike

Take the Massachusetts turnpike east to Route 128 south. Follow 128 to Route 9 East. Follow directions from Route 9 above.

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