Parking around Harvard Square is scarce. Unless you've made prior arrangements, you may want to consider leaving your car elswhere and taking the subway instead.

Parking with a Harvard Guest Permit

Invited guests of the GSD may be provided with a parking permit for one of Harvard's lots or garages. Individuals may be able to purchase a permit directly from the Harvard Transportation Services Parking Office, (617) 495-4785.

Parking at the following garages is restricted to those who have obtained permits:

  • Everett Street Garage, corner of Everett Street and Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Broadway Garage, corner of Broadway and Felton Streets.
  • 38 Oxford Street Lot, entrance just east of Everett and Oxford Streets.
Commercial Parking Facilities

There are three commercial lots in the Harvard Square area:

  • Harvard Square Parking Garage, corner of JFK and Elliot Streets, (617) 354-4168.
  • Fitz-Inn Auto Park, on Church Street, (617) 482-7740.
  • Charles Square Garage, 5 Bennett Street, (617) 491-0298. You may call ahead to see if there is space available.
Other Parking Opportunities

Several streets around Harvard Square have metered parking (for 2 hours, 1 hour, or 30 minutes). Un-metered spots are generally restricted to Cambridge residents with valid resident parking stickers only. 

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