Our Watertown campus is located at 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Uber, Lyft, and taxis

Use our campus map to find our pickup locations: Howe Snack Bar, Howe Gym on Charles River Road, Perkins Library, Lower School, Hilton Building and Grousbeck Center.


Request a tour in advance of your arrival either by calling 617-972-3434, or contacting us via the following link.

Map of Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts

Directions by car

From the Massachusetts Turnpike, also known as I-90 (traveling east or west), take Exit 127 and follow the signs marked “Watertown,” which lead to Galen Street. Follow Galen Street, crossing the bridge, to Watertown Square. Bear right (not the hardest right that leads along the river) onto North Beacon Street (Route 20). Follow North Beacon Street for about one-half mile to the Perkins campus (located on the right). Pass the campus and turn right onto Beechwood Avenue. The main parking lot is on the right. First-time visitors without an appointment should proceed to the Howe Building (main building with the tower) and check in with the Switchboard.

Arrive by public transportation

From the Green Line

At Kenmore Station in Boston, take Bus #57 marked Watertown. Get off at the last stop, Watertown Square. Cross the bridge and stay to the right, following North Beacon Street (Route 20). The campus is one-half mile on the right (Travel time: About one hour).

From the Red Line

At Harvard Square in Cambridge, take Bus #71 marked “Watertown.” Get off at the last stop. With your back to the river, walk to the right following North Beacon Street (Route 20). Follow North Beacon Street for about one-half mile to the Perkins campus located on the right (Travel time: About 45 minutes).

From Green Street and Prospect Street in Central Square (Cambridge)

Take Bus #70, which is usually marked “Cedarwood.” A few minutes after the Arsenal Mall, get off at Beechwood Avenue (Tell driver in advance). Follow Beechwood Avenue to the left for one block. The Perkins campus is located on the right at the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and North Beacon Street (Travel time: About 45 minutes).

Visiting our campus

To ensure the health and safety of our community, the Perkins campus remains closed to the public and guests until further notice. This includes our outdoor facilities such as playgrounds and fields.

Under certain circumstances, if you are invited to campus as an essential visitor, please complete a self-screening the day of your visit.

In the meantime, we invite you on a virtual tour of our campus.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.

Do you have additional questions? Not sure how to get here? Call us today 617-924-3434.