Visit

 

Scheduling a visit is a wonderful opportunity for you to tour Longy’s facilities, observe classes and rehearsals, and meet with faculty, staff, and students. Tours are available Monday - Friday at 3 pm.  An appointment is recommended.

Schedule a Tour

Directions

Longy is located at 27 Garden St. in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tours will depart from the lobby of the Zabriskie House, located at 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.

Public Transportation (MBTA)

The closest subway/rail station to Longy is the Harvard Square station on the Red Line. Longy is located approximately 10 minutes walking distance from the Harvard T station. As you exit the underground T station (near the underground Dunkin' Donuts), cross the street until you are standing in front of the Harvard Coop Bookstore. As you face the Coop's front door turn right and follow JFK Street around until it turns into Garden Street (at the old Burial Ground). Continue up Garden Street, past the Sheraton Commander. Longy's main building (Zabriskie House) is located at 27 Garden Street.

The following bus lines stop directly in front of Longy: 72, 72/75, 75, 74 and 76.  All of these bus lines originate at the Harvard Square T Station.

Car: From west of Boston
  • Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston).
  • Bear right after the toll at the end of the exit ramp.
  • At the third set of lights (over the bridge) turn left onto Memorial Drive.
  • After the third set of lights on Memorial Drive, bear right onto Hawthorne Street (first turn possible).
  • At the light, turn right onto Mt Auburn Street and turn left onto Ash Street (first left turn possible).
  • At the stop sign, bear slight right onto Mason Street.
  • At the light, turn left onto Garden Street. Longy is 2 blocks ahead on the right.
Car: From north of Boston
  • Take I-93 south to exit 26 (Storrow Drive/North Station).
  • Keep left at end of the elevated ramp; follow under pass to Storrow Drive.
  • Continue on Storrow Drive approximately 4 miles to the Harvard Square exit.
  • Turn right onto the bridge at the end of the exit ramp.
  • Turn left at first light onto Memorial Drive.
  • Bear right onto Hawthorne Street (first turn possible).
  • At the light, turn right onto Mt Auburn Street and turn left onto Ash Street (first left turn possible).
  • At the stop sign, bear slight right onto Mason Street.
  • At the light, turn left onto Garden Street. Longy is 2 blocks ahead on the right.
Car: From south of Boston
  • Take I-95 north to exit 25 (I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike).
  • Follow directions from west of Boston.
Airport

The nearest airport to Longy is Boston’s Logan International Airport. The airport is approximately a 25-minute drive from the school, and accessible via public transport.

Parking

There is plenty of on-street parking directly surrounding the Longy buildings for those who have a Cambridge resident sticker.  Parking meters run along Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street.  Longy is a 10 minute walk from the Harvard Square MBTA station.  Paid parking is available at the nearby Sheraton Commander Hotel. To see additional lots in Harvard Square click here.

Where to Stay

The Sheraton Commander Hotel at 16 Garden Street is approximately 800 feet from Longy’s main building. For more information on reservations at the Sheraton, visit www.sheratoncommander.com.

Additional accommodations in nearby Harvard Square can be found here.

Attend a Performance

Longy hosts over 300 performances annually, most of which are free of charge. For more information on events taking place during your visit, please see Longy’s events calendar.

 

  • "The Longy community is not only full of great musicians, but great people. Everyone looks out for each other. Also, it’s not just on the Longy campus, we play gigs with each other. It’s more than just being in academics together. This community has made my experience amazing so far. I look forward to being here everyday, playing music and learning with friends."
    Dylan Jack, MM Modern American Music, Percussion '16
  • "I’m amazed by the level of individual attention I’ve received at Longy. The focus is not on competition, but personal growth, and I really feel that from the faculty."
    Brian Gonzalez, MM Opera ‘13