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Libre Planet 2009
Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA, USA - Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

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Directions and other useful resources for everyone coming to LibrePlanet 2009

The 2009 Members Meeting will be held in:

Harvard Science Center which is easily accessible from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. The red arrows will bring you in from either of the two northern exits from the Harvard Square T-stop.

Parking suggestions and directions for getting to Harvard as a whole are available on Harvard's web site.

However, if you are driving to the Boston area, your best bet is probably to park in one place (like your hotel) and use public transportation to get around while you are here. Scroll down the page for more information on available public transportation.

Getting to Harvard Square via the MBTA (aka "The T")

  1. Subway: Take the Red Line to the Harvard Square Station, which is a short walk from the campus. You can map out the building's location using its street address: 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA or looking for it from Harvard Yard.
  2. Bus: Routes #66 (Allston), #71 (Watertown), #73 (Belmont), #68 (MIT East Campus), #69 (Lechmere), #72 (North Cambridge), #74 (Belmont), #76 (Belmont), #77 (Arlington), #78 (Arlmont), #86 (Somerville), #96 (Medford), and #1 (South Boston) all go to Harvard Square.

Airport Information

The closest airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). From any airport terminal, look for signs for the Silver Line T stop. The Silver Line is a subway line that is actually a bus. Take the Silver Line to the South Station stop on the Red line. From there, follow the directions for the subway to Harvard.

Train Information

  1. Amtrak: The closest Amtrak train station is Boston South Station (BOS). If you arrive via train, follow signs to the MBTA or SUBWAY. South Station is also a stop on the T's Red Line. You can take an ALEWIFE train to the Harvard station.
  2. Commuter Rail: Boston's Commuter Rail comes from all directions from towns throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Some trains come into South Station (see above), and others come into North Station. The Commuter Rail North Station is a short, outside walk to the T's Green Line North Station. Exit the Commuter Rail station and follow signs for the Green Line. Take a Green Line train inbound to Park Street, which connects to the Red Line.

Bus Information

  1. Greyhound Bus: Greyhound buses bound for Boston will bring you to South Station. There is a Red Line subway stop at South Station. Take an inbound train (toward Alewife) to Harvard.
  2. Peter Pan: Peter Pan buses will also bring you to South Station.
  3. Chinatown Buses: There are Boston-bound buses from Chinatowns in Baltimore, Washington, New York and Philadelphia. They are usually substantially cheaper than Greyhound or Peter Pan. These buses will also bring you to South Station.