The Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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Map to Emery House

 

Contact Information

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Mailing address:

The Monastery
980 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

Emery House
21 Emery Lane
West Newbury, MA 01985

Telephone

Tel: 617.876.3037

 

Directions to the Monastery Chapel & Guesthouse by Car

The Monastery, 980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.876.3037

Parking at the Monastery:

Due to community, staff, and emergency access needs, guest parking is not available at the Monastery in Cambridge. (For-fee, public parking garages are available nearby.)

Guest parking in two lots is available at Emery House, West Newbury.

Landmarks:

Should you get lost (which is not uncommon) and need to ask someone for additional directions, these landmarks may be helpful: The monastery is located in Cambridge on Memorial Drive, facing the Charles River and several blocks from Harvard Square. The monastery is next to the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University) and the JFK Park.

Driving from points north

From Rt. 1, exit from the Tobin Bridge onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive to the Harvard Square exit in Cambridge. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right at the traffic signal onto a bridge (crossing the Charles River). This is JFK Drive. Having crossed the bridge, go straight through the intersection/traffic signal (which is at Memorial Drive). One block beyond Memorial Drive turn left at the traffic signal onto Eliot Street. Go one block to the next traffic signal, turning left (at a 45o angle) onto Bennett Street. Go one block (passing the Charles Hotel on your left) to the stop sign at University Road. Turn left and drive about one block to a dead end: the green wooden fence surrounding our parking lot and garden.

Driving from points on the south shore

From Rt. 3, take I-90 (The Mass Pike) WEST. Take the Allston/Cambridge exit from the Pike. Cross over the bridge and immediately turn left onto Memorial Drive. Memorial Drive will follow the Charles River. In less than a mile, turn right onto JFK Avenue. In one block, turn left at the traffic signal onto Eliot Street. Go one block to the next traffic signal, turning left (at a 45o angle) onto Bennett Street. Go one block (passing the Charles Hotel on your left) to the stop sign at University Road. Turn left and drive about one block to a dead end: the green wooden fence surrounding our parking lot and garden.

Driving from points west of Boston

From I-95/Rt. 128, take I-90 (The Mass Pike) EAST. Take the Allston/Cambridge exit from the Mass Pike. Follow the instructions in the above paragraph.

Walk outside the green fence to Memorial Drive. Turn right at the sidewalk, walking along the green fence and proceeding past the chapel and through the red wooden gates marking the Guesthouse garden and office. The entrance to the Guesthouse is at the far end of the garden.

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Directions to the Monastery Chapel & Guesthouse by Bus & Train

Directions from the train and bus stations, downtown Boston

Take the Red Line "T" in Alewife direction to Harvard Square. This is the easiest and quickest public transit route to the monastery.

Exit from the subway. (There are three different exits; the "Harvard Yard" exit will be the most helpful one to use.) Walk four blocks along John F. Kennedy Street, in the direction of the Charles River. You will pass by:

· Citizens’ Bank (on the left), then
· The Garage indoor mall (on the left), then
· Staples' office supply (on the right) and finally
· Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government (on the right).

Immediately after the school, turn right and walk lengthwise through John F Kennedy Park. The park runs parallel to Memorial Drive and the Charles River. At the far end of the park is the monastery. Walk on the sidewalk along the green wooden fence (surrounding the cloister garden). You then come to steps and entrance to the Chapel. The Guesthouse may be entered through the red wooden gate just next to the chapel courtyard.

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Directions by subway from Boston's Logan Airport

Please note that there is a new bus, known as the "Silver Line" that stops at every terminal at the airport approximately every 20 minutes. This will take you to South Station, where you may transfer to the "T" (subway) Red Line inbound six (6) stops to Harvard Square. This is the easiest and quickest public transit route from Logon Airport to the monastery. (See directions below from Harvard Square Station to the monastery.)

Exit from the subway. (There are three different exits; the "Harvard Yard" exit will be the most helpful one to use.) Walk four blocks along John F. Kennedy Street, in the direction of the Charles River. You will pass by:

  • Citizens Bank (on the left), then
  • The Garage indoor mall (on the left), then
  • Staples' office supply (on the right) and finally
  • Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government (on the right).

Immediately after the school, turn right and walk lengthwise through John F Kennedy Park. The park runs parallel to Memorial Drive and the Charles River. At the far end of the park is the monastery. Walk on the sidewalk along the green wooden fence (surrounding the cloister garden). You then come to steps and entrance to the Chapel. The Guesthouse may be entered through the red wooden gate just next to the chapel courtyard.

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Directions to Emery House

21 Emery Lane, West Newbury, Massachusetts 01985 617.876.3037 x 65

Driving from points north

From I-495 NORTH take Exit 55, Route 110 EAST (Salisbury-Boston/I-95 SOUTH). Route 110 leads to I-95 SOUTH. From I-95 SOUTH take Exit 57 (Newburyport-West Newbury/Route 113). Turn right at the end of the ramp, taking Route 113 WEST for about one mile. Emery House is marked with a sign that reads "Emery House" on the right (north) side of the road. Turn right, up the hill and take the lane to the main house (yellow farmhouse with dark green shutters) on the right about 1,000 feet down the road.

Driving from Boston and points south

Emery House is approximately sixty minutes north of Boston. Take I-95 NORTH to Exit 57 (Newburyport-West Newbury/Route 113). Bear left on the ramp and turn left at the stoplight, taking Route 113 WEST for about one mile. Emery House is marked with a sign that reads "Emery House" on the right (north) side of the road. Turn right, up the hill and take the lane to the main house (yellow farmhouse with dark green shutters) on the right about 1,000 feet down the road.

Driving from points east

Take Route 113 WEST through Newburyport, crossing I-95. Continue west for about one mile. Emery House is marked with a sign that reads "Emery House" on the right (north) side of the road. Turn right, up the hill and take the lane to the main house (yellow farmhouse with dark green shutters) on the right about 1,000 feet down the road.

Driving from points west

From points east of I-495, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 EAST) to Route 128 NORTH. Take Route 128 NORTH to I-95 NORTH. Take I-95 NORTH to Exit 57 (Newburyport-West Newbury/Route 113). Bear left on the ramp and turn left at the stoplight, taking Route 113 WEST for about one mile. Emery House is marked with a sign that reads "Emery House" on the right (north) side of the road. Turn right, up the hill and take the lane to the main house (yellow farmhouse with dark green shutters) on the right about 1,000 feet down the road.

From points west of I-495, from I-495 NORTH take Exit 55, Route 110 EAST (Salisbury-Boston/I-95 South). Route 110 leads to I-95 SOUTH. From I-95 SOUTH take Exit 57 (Newburyport-West Newbury/Route 113). Turn right at the end of the ramp, taking Route 113 WEST for about one mile. Emery House is marked with a sign that reads "Emery House" on the right (north) side of the road. Turn right, up the hill and take the lane to the main house (yellow farmhouse with dark green shutters) on the right about 1,000 feet down the road.

Bus Service from Logan Airport, South Station Boston and from points north

C&J (800.258.7111, or www.ridecj.com) runs frequent, dependable coach service from all terminals at Boston's Logan Airport as well as from South Station, where AMTRAK www.amtrak.com trains arrive. (South Station is on the Boston Subway System's Red Line.) C&J also has regular service to and from New Hampshire and Maine. All buses stop at the Newburyport bus station, less than five minutes from Emery House. We will gladly pick you up. Please let us know the estimated time of your arrival at Newburyport. So that we do not wait for delayed buses, please be prepared to call us from the station when you arrive: (617.876.3037 x 65).

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