Located on Boston Harbor in the city’s dynamic Seaport district, the ICA is located a short distance from downtown Boston and is easily accessible by public transportation, car, bike, or water taxi – see directions below.
Please be aware that parking availability is limited, especially on weekdays. We encourage visitors to use public transportation whenever possible.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Take the MBTA Red Line to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront. The ICA is a short walk from either the World Trade Center or the Courthouse station.
From World Trade Center Station
Exit left onto Congress Street. Walk one block to the corner of B Street and turn right, crossing Congress Street. Follow B Street for one block. At the corner of B Street and Seaport Boulevard cross the street and turn left. At the next corner, turn right onto Northern Avenue. Make your first right on Harbor Shore Drive, which leads directly to the ICA.
From Courthouse Station
Exit the station onto Seaport Boulevard and follow it, walking away from downtown. Just before the first traffic light, you will see a gray building called District Hall. Turn left at District Hall and follow the sidewalk leading to Northern Avenue. Cross Northern Avenue where it intersects with One Marina Park Drive and follow the pedestrian path leading to the harbor. The ICA is located to your right.
The directions below take you to the ICA. Please note that the ICA does not have parking; parking options are listed below.
From Logan International Airport + Route 1A South
Follow the signs toward I-90 West / Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 135, “South Boston.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street, and take a left onto Northern Avenue at the next light. At the first light, take a right to stay on Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From the West, via Massachusetts Turnpike
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike / I-90 East to Exit 135, “South Boston.” Once you are in the Exit 135 tunnel, stay left and follow sign for “Seaport Boulevard.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street and then Seaport Boulevard onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From Points South, via I-93
Heading northbound on I-93 toward Boston, take Exit 20. Follow signs to I-90 East. Take the first tunnel exit to “South Boston.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street and then Seaport Boulevard, onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From Points North, via I-93
Heading southbound on I-93 toward Boston, take Exit 16B for Purchase Street. Stay in the left lane, taking the first left at the end of the ramp onto Seaport Boulevard, crossing Atlantic Avenue. At the next light, take a left onto Sleeper Street and then a right onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
Rowes Wharf Water Transport
Visitors can take the Rowes Wharf Water Transport ferry from one of its numerous stops to the Seaport World Trade Center, just minutes from the ICA. Rowes Wharf Water Transport provides year-round passenger water transportation throughout Boston Harbor. For reservations, call 617-406-8584. For more information, please visit roweswharfwatertransport.com.
Bring your own or use one of the two Hubway docking stations by the museum.
Like many Boston cultural institutions, the ICA does not own or operate a parking garage. There are multiple paid parking options near the ICA (see below), but please note, parking can be challenging due to the construction taking place in our developing neighborhood. We strongly recommend that visitors consider taking public transportation; the museum is a short distance from the Courthouse stop on the MBTA Silver Line. Taking a car service may also be a more convenient and cost-efficient option, in particular for visitors with accessibility concerns.
The garage closest to the ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue. ICA visitors receive an additional $2 off parking on weekends and weekdays after 5 with validation. Validate your ticket inside the ICA at the Holly McGrath Visitor Center. See current rates
The website Parkopedia is useful for looking up current rates in the area. There are also numerous free apps available to download on your smartphone that assist users in finding available parking, including BestParking and Parker.