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Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Fax: 617-726-3046
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org

Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

The Center for Medical Simulation is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard at:
100 First Avenue (Building #39), 4th Floor, Suite #400, Boston, MA 02129-2011 USA. CMS on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SdfHW Click on the address to get driving directions from your specified location using Google Maps or follow the general directions provided from these areas:


Parking Options near CMS

Parking Garages

There are 2 parking garages within close proximity to CMS, both of which accept cash and credit cards. Parking rates range from $18-20 per day. CMS is unable to validate parking.

Street Parking

We do NOT recommend parking on the street; however, limited metered street parking is available along First Avenue. Please read the Street Parking section to avoid getting towed!


Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org
Directions: https://harvardmedsim.org/contact-directions.php

From the NORTH via I-93 SOUTH

Getting to CMS from the North via I-93 South: https://goo.gl/KIiuZX.

  1. Follow I-93 South to exit 28 "Boston/Sullivan Square/Charlestown“ to Maffa Way.
  2. Take a slight right onto Rutherford Avenue.
  3. Get in the left hand lane and turn left onto Chelsea Street.
  4. Follow Chelsea Street to the 3rd traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4").
  5. Go one block, then turn left onto 1st Avenue.
  6. Once on 1st Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets.
  7. CMS is just after 7th Street on the left hand side - diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.

Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org
Directions: https://harvardmedsim.org/contact-directions.php

From the NORTH via ROUTE 1 SOUTH

Getting to CMS from the North via Route 1 South: https://goo.gl/wiuRHL.

  1. Follow US Route 1S over the Maurice Tobin Bridge (a toll bridge). MassDOT information about the Tobin Bridge: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/TobinBridge.aspx  
  2. Take the exit toward I-93N/Somerville/ Charlestown. 
  3. At first light, turn right onto Rutherford Avenue and bear immediately into the left-turn lane. 
  4. At the light, turn left onto Chelsea Street. 
  5. Follow Chelsea Street to third traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4"). 
  6. Go one block, then turn left onto First Avenue. 
  7. Once on 1st Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets.
  8. CMS is just after 7th Street on the left hand side - diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.

Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org
Directions: https://harvardmedsim.org/contact-directions.php

From the SOUTH via I-93 NORTH

Getting to CMS from the South via I-93 North: https://goo.gl/AdbC3H.

  1. Follow 93 North to Exit 23 for the Aquarium/Government Center. 
  2. Stay in the right-hand lane. 
  3. Turn right onto Cross Street. 
  4. Turn slightly right onto Joe Tecce Way/North Washington Street. 
  5. North Washington Street turns into Rutherford Street/MA-99. 
  6. At the end of bridge turn right onto Chelsea Street. 
  7. Follow Chelsea Street to third traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4"). 
  8. Go one block, then turn left onto First Avenue. 
  9. Once on 1st Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets.
  10. CMS is just after 7th Street on the left hand side - diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.

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Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org
Directions: https://harvardmedsim.org/contact-directions.php

From the WEST via the MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE (Mass Pike) ROUTE I-90

Getting to CMS from the West via the Mass Pike Route I-90: https://goo.gl/HdHTVS.

  1. Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to I-93 North. 
  2. Follow 93 North to Exit 23 for the Aquarium/Government Center. 
  3. Stay in the right-hand lane. 
  4. Turn right onto Cross Street. 
  5. Turn slightly right onto Joe Tecce Way/North Washington Street. 
  6. North Washington Street turns into Rutherford Street/MA-99. 
  7. At the end of bridge turn right onto Chelsea Street. 
  8. Follow Chelsea Street to third traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4"). 
  9. Go one block, then turn left onto First Avenue. 
  10. Once on 1st Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets.
  11. CMS is just after 7th Street on the left hand side - diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.

Driving Directions to
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
100 First Avenue, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129-2011
Phone: 617-726-3034
Email: info@harvardmedsim.org
Website: https://www.harvardmedsim.org
Directions: https://harvardmedsim.org/contact-directions.php

From the SOUTHWEST via STORROW DRIVE EAST

Getting to CMS from the Southwest via the Storrow Drive East: https://goo.gl/hdXKsf.

  1. Follow Sorrow Drive East past MGH/Mass Eye and Ear. 
  2. As you approach the end of Storrow Drive and reach Leverett Circle take a hard right onto Martha Rd. 
  3. Continue onto Cotting St/Red Auerbach Way and then onto Lomasney Way. 
  4. Turn left onto Causeway Street. 
  5. Continue on Causeway Street about 0.3 miles and turn left onto North Washington St.
  6. Continue another 0.3 miles and turn right onto Chelsea Street. 
  7. Follow Chelsea Street to third traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4"). 
  8. Go one block, then turn left onto First Avenue. 
  9. Once on 1st Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets.
  10. CMS is just after 7th Street on the left hand side - diagonally across the street from the intersection of 8th Street and 1st Avenue.

Parking Options near
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)

The Center for Medical Simulation is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard at:
100 First Avenue (Building #39), 4th Floor, Suite #400, Boston, MA 02129-2011 USA. CMS on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SdfHW

Parking Garages

There are 2 parking garages within close proximity to CMS, both of which accept cash and credit cards. Parking rates range from $18-20 per day. CMS is unable to validate parking.

Street Parking

We do NOT recommend parking on the street; however, limited metered street parking is available along First Avenue. Please read the Street Parking section to avoid getting towed!


Driving Directions to
Shipyard Garage/Building #199

The Shipyard Garage / Building #199 is located on 5th Avenue between 13th Street and 16th Street. The garage accepts cash and credit card payments. Parking rates range from $18-20 per day. CMS is unable to validate parking.

Driving Directions to the Shipyard Parking Garage / Building #199
(5th Avenue between 13th Street and 16th Street)

Getting to Shipyard Parking Garage / Building #199 (located on 5th Avenue between 13th Street and 16th Street) from Chelsea Street: https://goo.gl/c0f6Kq.

Front entrance to the Shipyard Parking Garage, from Google Maps Street View

  1. Coming from all directions to Chelsea Street.
  2. Continue on Chelsea Street to the fourth traffic light.
  3. Turn right onto 13th Street. 
  4. Take the first left turn onto 5th Avenue.
  5. The entrance to the Shipyard Parking Garage/Building #199 is immediately on the right.

Continuing to the Shipyard Garage/Building #199 from the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS):

  1. Continue on 1st Avenue for two blocks, then turn left onto 13th Street.
  2. Once on 13th Street, take your second right onto 5th Ave (just after passing under foot bridge).
  3. The entrance to the garage is on your right.

    Front entrance to the Shipyard Parking Garage, from Google Maps Street View

  4. When you enter the garage, press the button to receive a ticket and proceed to an upper level to park.

Walking directions to CMS from the Shipyard/Building #199 Parking Garage:

Walking Directions

  1. Exit the garage onto 13th Street.
  2. Across the street is the MGH Research Building #149. Please do not enter the building. Instead, cross 13th Street so you are now in front of Building #149 and then turn left on the sidewalk.
  3. At the end of the building, turn right and walk up the stairs.
  4. Walk down this pathway that runs alongside Building #149 (2nd Avenue is on your left side).
  5. At the end of Building #149, cross the street and follow the cobblestone alley (2nd Avenue) for about half a block. You will see a new building under construction on your left and the Constitution Inn followed by the YMCA on your right.
  6. 100 First Avenue, Building #39 is the next building on the left after the construction.
  7. Enter through the archway located halfway down the building on the left (100 First Avenue, Building #39).

    Image of the archway entrance from 2nd Avenue.

  8. Enter through the double doors on the right side of the arch.

    Image of the archway entrance from 2nd Ave.

  9. CMS is on the fourth floor.

Wheelchair/Stroller Directions

  1. Exit the garage onto 13th Street utilizing the ramp to the right of the exit.
  2. Across the street is the MGH Research Building #149. Please do not enter the building. Instead, cross 13th Street so you are now in front of Building #149 and then turn left on the sidewalk.
  3. Continue two blocks along the sidewalk until you reach 1st Avenue (first drivable street after Building #149).
  4. Cross 1st Avenue so you are on the sidewalk closest to the water and turn right on 1st Avenue.
  5. Continue down the sidewalk that runs alongside 1st Avenue for about 2 blocks. You will see a new building under construction on your right.
  6. 100 First Avenue, Building #39 is the next building on the right after the construction. Just before reaching the intersection of 1st Avenue and 8th Street, turn right and cross 1st Avenue again.
  7. Straight ahead should be a blue awning. Enter under the awning and through the archway.

    Image of the archway entrance from 1st Avenue.

  8. Enter through the double doors on the left side of the arch.

    Image of the archway entrance from 1st Ave.

  9. CMS is on the fourth floor.

Driving Directions to
Flagship Wharf Garage

The Flagship Wharf Garage is located at 197 8th Street. Valet parking is available. The garage accepts cash and credit card payments. Parking rates range from $18-20 per day. CMS is unable to validate parking.

Driving Directions to Flagship Wharf Parking Garage
197 8th Street

Getting to the Flagship Wharf Parking Garage, 197 8th Street from Chelsea Street: https://goo.gl/hLgweP.

Flagship Wharf Parking Garage, Main Entrance, courtesy of Google Maps Street View

  1. Coming from all directions to Chelsea Street.
  2. Continue on Chelsea Street to the third traffic light and turn right at 5th Street ("Gate 4").
  3. Go one block, then turn left onto First Avenue.
  4. Once on First Avenue, continue past 6th and 7th Streets. Take a right onto 8th Street.
  5. Continue to the end of 8th Street.
  6. The entrance to the garage is on your right, immediately after Flagship Way Ave.

Continuing to the Flagship Wharf Garage from the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS):

  1. Turn right from 1st Avenue onto 8th Street.
  2. Once on 8th Street, proceed straight ahead.
  3. The entrance to the garage is on your right, immediately after Flagship Way Ave.

    Flagship Wharf Parking Garage, Main Entrance, courtesy of Google Maps Street View


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Walking directions to CMS from the Flagship Wharf Garage:

Walking Directions

  1. Exit the garage onto 8th Street.
  2. Walk up 8th street towards First Avenue (away from the water).
  3. 100 First Avenue, Building #39 is diagonally across the street to the right, under a blue awning.
  4. Enter under the awning and through the archway.

    Image of the archway entrance from 1st Avenue.

  5. Enter through the double doors on the left side of the arch.

    Image of the archway entrance from 1st Ave.

  6. CMS is on the fourth floor.


Street Parking

We do NOT recommend parking on the street; however, limited metered street parking is available along First Avenue.

Parking meter rulesParking meters are in effect Monday - Saturday (except holidays) from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Meters have a 2 hour limit - not just time but also the spot. You will need to move your car to another spot when your time is up ("feeding the meter" is not allowed).

The cost to park is $1.25/hour or $0.25 for 12 minutes. Quarters and Boston Meter Cards are the accepted forms of payment.

Boston Parking Meter information site: http://www.cityofboston.gov/Parking/meters.asp
Boston Meter Cards site: http://www.cityofboston.gov/parking/metercards.asp

 

Parking ticket on car parked at meter on 1st AveNOTE: The meters are closely monitored by parking enforcers. Visitors have been ticketed within 5 minutes of their meter expiring. Towing occurs quickly thereafter.

 

Street Cleaning

Vehicles parked at meters marked for street cleaning will be towed. Please read posted signs and check the Boston Street Cleaning schedule for the most current schedule.

City of Boston Street Cleaning site: http://goo.gl/APwufV

Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency Tow Zone sign on 1st Ave In the event that the City of Boston declares a Snow Emergency, street parking along First Avenue is not allowed.

City of Boston Snow Emergency site: http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/

Please follow the suggestions listed on the City of Boston Snow Emergency Parking site.

City of Boston Snow Emergency Parking site: http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking/