visiting the danforth
Seniors (65+): $6.00
Framingham residents (with ID): $6.00
Students (High school + college (with ID): $5.00
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Framingham State University, 100 State Street, P.O. Box 9101, Framingham, MA 01701; please do not use 14 Vernon Street for mailing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tours + group visits
Guided tours will be available starting Fall 2019.
Fees are $12 per person, which includes admission. Members pay $7 per person. Contact Mary Erickson, Museum Visitor Services Coordinator, at 508-215-5118.
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