Visiting Boston and the UUA
Begin Your Visit at 25 Beacon St.
Please consider beginning your tour of Unitarian Universalist Boston with a visit to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) building at 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA, 02108 (map).
The first floor of the 25 Beacon St. building, including the UUA Bookstore, is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for the period from July 1 through Labor Day, when the building closes at 4 p.m. on weekdays). 25 Beacon St. is closed on the weekends.
In the lobby, you can pick up free souvenirs, pamphlets, and a walking tour guide (PDF) to Unitarian Universalist sites in the downtown Boston area. The information assistant is also available to answer your questions about the UUA and help you craft your tour of historic Boston.
Group tours of 25 Beacon St. may be scheduled Monday through Friday. To ensure that someone is available to give your group a tour when you arrive, we ask that all tours be scheduled in advance. Spring months are very popular for tours. If you are planning a trip to Boston in the spring and wish to have a tour of the UUA, be sure to reserve your tour well in advance. Tours will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To request a tour or for more information about Unitarian Universalist sites in Boston, please contact the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness at (617) 948-6103 or info @ uua.org.
Equual Access has prepared some helpful information for those with physical disabilities visiting the UUA (PDF).
Directions to the UUA Headquarters
25 Beacon St., Boston, MA is near the corner of Beacon Street and Joy Street on the edge of the Boston Common, directly to the West of the State House, near the Park Street "T" stop (on the Red and Green Lines). When you are facing the State House, we are the building immediately to the left.
- Boston Common Garage
Off Charles Street, underneath the Boston Common
Phone: (617) 954-2096
- Standard Parking
On Cambridge Street underneath the Holiday Inn
Phone: (617) 742-8025
Check with parking garages for current pricing information. No matter which way you travel, be sure to give yourself lots of time to find your way, get around in city traffic, and find parking.
By Subway (a.k.a. the "T")
- The subway costs $1.70 per ride with a refillable Charlie Card and $2 with a Charlie Ticket or cash on board.
- The closest train stop to the UUA is Park Street on the Green Line and the Red Line.
- To get to our building from the Park Street stop:
- You exit the station on Boston Common.
- Walk uphill toward the State House (it has a large gold dome).
- Cross Beacon St.
- Enter the door beneath the UUA flag to the left of the State House.
- To plan a trip to 25 Beacon St on public transportation, use the "Trip Planner" tool on the MBTA website.
From Logan Airport
- Getting to and from Logan Airport
- Depending on traffic, taxicab rides can cost nearly $20. There is an extra $2.25 airport charge for tolls.
- Subway (a.k.a. the "T")
- Take the Silver Line from the airport to South Station; it stops at all airport terminals.
- Board an inbound train one stop to Park Street Station.
- Take the stairs up to the ground level and exit the station.
- You emerge on the Boston Common. You can see the gold dome of the State House up the hill.
- Walk up the hill towards the State House, cross Beacon S., and enter the door beneath the UUA flag to the left of the State House.
AmTrak, Commuter Rail, or Buses Arriving at South Station
- At South Station, board the Red Line "T" train to Alewife.
- Ride for two stops to Park Street Station.
- Take the stairs up to ground level to exit the station.
- You emerge on the Boston Common, and can see the gold dome of the State House up the hill.
- Walk up the hill towards the State House, cross Beacon St., and enter the door beneath the UUA flag to the left of the State House.
For more information contact info @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Monday, October 3, 2011.