Directions to the
Bloomberg Center for Cities
The Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University is located on the third floor of the Taubman Building of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) near Harvard Square. The street address is 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
If you have a Harvard ID: Enter directly into the Taubman entrance next to the Charles Hotel at the intersection of Eliot and Bennett Streets. These doors are accessible to Harvard ID holders on weekdays, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. After entering, turn left to access the elevators, which are on the right, or take the stairs in the rotunda to the third floor. The main doors to the center are to your left after exiting the elevator.
If you do not have a Harvard ID or are visiting outside of weekdays 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Enter via the Wexner Building entrance at the back of the HKS courtyard. You must present your Harvard ID or a photo ID to the security desk to be granted entry to the building.
Directions from the Wexner entrance: Take the elevator on your left to level 3. Go straight down the hallway and then turn right at the sign for the Rubenstein Building. At the end of the hallway on the left, take the stairs or use the elevator to access level 3R, then turn right, following signs for the Bloomberg Center for Cities.
Public Transit Directions
From the Harvard Square Subway Station: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) subway (known locally as “the T”) stops at Harvard Square on the Red Line, less than a quarter of a mile from the center. Upon exiting the main Harvard Square (not Church Street) entrance of the Harvard T station, take a left onto JFK Street and take a right onto Eliot Street.
From Logan Airport: Public transit time is roughly one hour. Follow signs in Arrivals for shuttle buses. Outside the terminal, take the MBTA’s free SL1 Silver Line bus to South Station. Follow signs to the Red Line subway trains. Take the Red Line toward Alewife. Harvard is six stops from South Station.
Parking can be found at the following locations:
- University Place Garage, located behind 124 Mount Auburn Street (enter at 45 University Road). Take a ticket upon entering the garage and pay with the clerk at the exit booth.
- Harvard Square Parking Garage, located at 20 Eliot Street. Take a ticket upon entering the garage and pay with the clerk at the exit booth.
- Charles Hotel Garage, located at One Bennett Street, past the Charles Hotel entrance on Eliot Street. Take a ticket upon entering the garage and pay with the clerk at the exit booth. Harvard Students are eligible to receive discounted rates for parking.