Download a map of Fort Point Art Walk and Special Events here
Fort Point is a neighborhood of South Boston located next to Downtown, a short walk from South Station.
By public transit:
From South Station: Take the T’s Red Line to the South Station stop. Look for the Summer Street or Federal Reserve exit. Once above ground, orient yourself so that the clustered buildings of downtown are at your back; the steel-gray Federal Reserve building should be to your left and South Station to your right. This is Summer Street.
Walk for one block and proceed straight ahead to cross the Fort Point Channel using either the Summer (or go left for a short block to cross the the Congress Street Bridge). From Summer Street, walk half a block until you reach 300 Summer to find the FPAC Gallery, or you can make the first right at the end of the bridge onto Melcher Street. Melcher curves around to meet A Street.
Alternatively, you may take the Red Line or 9 Bus to Broadway T stop. Walk one block to A Street, turn left and walk along A Street until you come to Channel Center, to find Midway Studios (15 Channel Center Street) or Made in Fort Point. Made in Fort Point is located at 30 Channel Center Street, at A Street and Mt Washington Street, just past Barlow’s Restaurant. Bus #11stops right in front of both 249 A Street and Made in Fort Point– you can pick it up in Downtown Boston or just outside of South Station if you don’t feel like the walk across the Channel.
By car:Please use a free online map service, such as Mapquest or Google Maps. The Channelside Parking Lot is at 284 ‘A’ Street, Boston MA 02210 (just across from 249 A Street Artists’ Cooperative). Enter the outdoor flat lot from Binford Street or Necco Court.
Parking: Free Parking is available at our Spring and Fall Open Studios, and the Holiday Sale thanks to Gillette/P&G and Central Parking. The large Channelside/Central Parking lot is located across the street from 249 A Street, along the Fort Point Channel, and can be accessed from Binford Street. You may need to take a ticket to enter, but you will not be charged for parking the Friday, Saturday or Sunday of Open Studios Events. During the Holiday Sale, please validate your parking ticket at Made in Fort Point.
You can also find metered parking on Congress Street, Summer Street, and A Street, and in the surrounding area. Read all signage carefully, as much of this parking is Residential Permit Parking at some period of time. There are also several pay parking lots in the area.