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Directions to the Tsongas Center

Note:Open House begins at the Tsongas Center. Do not go to the Admissions Office.

By Car

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Tsongas Center
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852

From I-495 and Route 3

From the Boston Area take Route 3 North, from NH take Route 3 South.

Traveling on I - 495:
follow signs for the Lowell Connector – Exit 35C

Traveling on Rte. 3:
Exit on to 495 toward the Lowell Connector (follow signs for the Connector).

Once you are on 495, you will take Exit 35C (Lowell Connector).

Exit off the Lowell Connector at Exit 5B - Thorndike Street.

This will take you directly on Thorndike St. where you will merge with traffic, please continue to stay in the right lane. This road will bring you directly in front of the Tsongas Center after approximately eight traffic lights.

**Please note that Thorndike Street changes names several times: Thorndike Street turns into Dutton, which turns into Arcand, which then ends up turning into Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Stay straight through 7 lights (at the 7th light, you will have City Hall - tall gray stone clock tower - to your left.) The next intersection brings you to the intersection of Fr. Morrissette Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Cross over Father Morrissette Blvd. and enter the rotary located directly in front of the Tsongas Center. You should be able to see the center straight ahead.

From I-93

From the Boston Area take I-93 North, from NH take I-93 South

First Way:

(From Boston)

Traveling on I-93, take exit 44B off of I-93 – this will bring you onto I-495 South.

Follow above directions.

Second Way:

(From New Hampshire)

Traveling on I-93, take exit 46 off of I-93

Follow Rte. 110 West to Lowell – approximately 7 miles until you get to the intersection of Rte. 38 and Bridge Street (you will see a Dunkin Donuts on your right).

At lights, take a left over the Cox Bridge (it’s green).

After you go over bridge, stay to the right and at the first set of lights take a right onto French Street.

Go through 2 sets of lights – at the 3rd light you will see the center set back on the right behind the post office.

For Public Transportation Information:

The Gallagher Transportation Terminal

Bus and Commuter Rail Info