visiting the danforth

Museum Admission

Adults: $7.00
Seniors (65+) + FSU Alum: $6.00
Framingham residents: $6.00
High school + college students: $5.00
Museum closed

The Museum will be closed June 4 – June 21 while we are installing the Annual Juried Exhibition.

The Danforth Museum is closed all Mondays, exhibition rotations, and the following holidays: July 4, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, December 24 – January 1, reopening on January 2, unless it is a Monday.

FREE museum admission for:

Members
FSU students, faculty + staff
Children (through 13)
NARM Members
College & University Art Museum Reciprocal Members
Card to Culture Members

For a guide to help you with your upcoming visit, please view our All-Access Guide here.

See you soon

14 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701

Mailing address:
Framingham State University, 100 State Street, P.O. Box 9101, Framingham, MA 01701
Please do not use 14 Vernon Street for mailing; items will be returned as undeliverable.

Where to park
The Danforth at Framingham State University is located at 14 Vernon St. on the Framingham Centre Common. Free parking and main entrance are at the rear of the building, which is accessed by Grove Street, located to the right of the Danforth. The lot entrance is the first left on Grove Street The Museum is on the second floor and the art school on the third floor.

GPS Note: Enter “14 Vernon Street, Framingham” (not Danforth Art Museum) for accurate GPS navigation.

Via public transportation

There is a stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line that stops in downtown Framingham, 2.3 miles from the Danforth at Framingham State University.

From downtown Framingham, it is a little over an hour walk to the Danforth. Or, you can ride a MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) bus from the Commuter Rail station. Bus Route 2 will take you to the Museum; Route 3 will get you back to the commuter rail station. For updated information on fares and schedules, consult the MWRTA’s website. Or call the MWRTA at 508-935-2222.

The MWRTA uses the Flag down System which allows buses to stop anywhere along their routes where it is safe to pick up passengers. Passengers can hail MWRTA buses by waving.

Mention to the bus driver you are going to the Danforth and they will drop you off at the nearest spot on Edgell Road and point you to the front of the Museum. From there it is a 2-minute walk across Framingham Centre Common and around to the back of the Museum for our main entrance.

From Boston and points east

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) westbound to Exit 13 (MA-30 toward Framingham). Bear right after the tolls to stay onto MA-30 toward Framingham. After 3 lights, Route 30 merges with Route 9 westbound. Continue through light by Whole Foods (on right). In ¼ mile, bear right onto ramp with signs for Framingham State University and Route 30. At the light take a right onto Edgell Road. Take the first left onto Oak Street, and the first right onto Vernon Road. Take a left onto Grove Street to enter the parking lot behind the Danforth at Framingham State University building. The main entrance is at the back of the building.

GPS Note: Enter “14 Vernon Street, Framingham” (not Danforth Art Museum) for accurate GPS navigation.

From Worcester and points west

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) eastbound to Exit 12 (Route 9 toward Framingham). Bear right after the tolls to stay onto Route 9 East. In 2.2 miles, take a slight right onto the ramp toward Edgell Road/Main Street. Take left at light onto Edgell Road. Take a left onto Oak Street in .1 miles, followed by an immediate right onto Vernon Street. Take a left onto Grove Street to enter the parking lot behind the Danforth at Framingham State University building. The main entrance is at the back of the building.

GPS Note: Enter “14 Vernon Street, Framingham” (not Danforth Art Museum) for accurate GPS navigation.

Find your floor

  • 1 First floor: Framingham State University classrooms
  • 2 Second floor: Museum
  • 3 Third floor: School

Accessibility + Amenities

The parking lot has accessible spaces and the main entrance from the lot is a power assist door. An elevator provides direct access to both the museum and to the art school. Restrooms have fully accessible stalls. There are benches in each gallery. Service dogs are welcome and must be on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times. In accordance with federal and state law, emotional support, comfort animals and pets are not permitted.

For a guide to help you with your upcoming visit, please view our All-Access Guide here.

Group Visits + Tours

Group visits are welcome at the museum during regular museum hours. Our guided tours are led by trained staff; tours are 45 minutes long for adults, and 20 minutes long for children. We also offer guided tours in combination with an art activity in the Danforth Art School upstairs. For more information, Group Visit + Tours, email Mary Erickson.

More Questions?
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Our contact information

General inquiries

T: (508) 215-5110
E: danforthartmuseum@framingham.edu

School Inquiries

T: (508) 215-5116
E: danforthartschool@framingham.edu

Media inquiries

T: (508) 626-4539
E: dmagazu@framingham.edu