The Harvard Film Archive is located in the lower level of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at 24 Quincy Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are east of the Harvard Square Red Line T Stop, in between the Harvard Faculty Club and the Harvard Art Museums, one block north of Massachusetts Avenue between Broadway and Harvard Streets in the Harvard University campus.


Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.

From the Turnpike (I-90)

Take Exit 18, "Cambridge-Allston," and proceed straight upon exiting, through the stoplights and over the River Street Bridge. Continue on River Street, which soon becomes Western Avenue. Cross Massachusetts Avenue at Central Square, at which point Western Avenue becomes Prospect Street. Continue on Prospect Street and take a left at the second set of lights, onto Harvard Street. Proceed on Harvard Street until you reach Prescott Street. The entrance to the Carpenter Center is between Prescott Street and Quincy Street.