Location

Our Watertown campus visitor parking lot is located at 55 Beechwood Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472.

All visitors must check-in with Security at the Howe Building and must be escorted.

Not sure how to get here?

Call us today 617-924-3434.

Uber, Lyft, and taxis

Primary Pickup/Drop-off Location: Grousbeck Center, 55 Beechwood Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

Tours

Tours are available by appointment only, and require 2-3 weeks of advance notice.


Submit the form below to request a tour, and our Visitor Experience team will reach out to confirm your visit.

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).

Visit our campus

Interested in visiting our campus?

  • Tours Disclaimer:
  • Tours are available by appointment only and require a minimum of 2-3 weeks advance notice.
    • Each tour is subject to approval based on our calendar, resources, and the tour’s focus. Campus landmark and Historic Museum visits take approximately 45 minutes.
  • Submit the form below to request a tour, and our Visitor Experience team will reach out to confirm your visit.
  • COVID-19 Guidelines:
    • Masks are optional for all Perkins visitors as of May 13th, 2024
    • All visitors must check in with Security at the Howe Building and must be escorted.
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