Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Directions to Charter Oak Cultural Center

Charter Oak is located at 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

From points west

Take 84 East to 48B (the “Capitol Avenue” exit). At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Capitol Avenue and go straight until the road ends. Take a right onto Main Street. Turn left at the first light onto Charter Oak Avenue and the Cultural Center is the first building on the right with two domes on top.

From points east

Take 84 West to exit 54 (the “Downtown Hartford” exit). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. At the fifth light, turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the second light, the Cultural Center is the building with two domes on top on the left side of the street just before Main Street.


From points north or south

Take 91 to exit 29A in Hartford, labeled “Capitol Area”. Bear right and take the second exit labeled “Prospect Street to Main Street”. Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp and go straight. At the second light turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the turn, the center is the third building on the left with two domes on top.



Free parking is available after 5:00PM in the lot across the street from the center at 330 Main Street and at Betances School located diagonally across the street.
There is also metered parking available on the street in front of the Cultural Center and on Prospect Street. These spots are free after 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and on the weekends.
Free spaces can be found further down Charter Oak Avenue and on John Street. Free parking is no longer available on Charter Oak Place.
Do not park next door at 25 Charter Oak Avenue or in the lot behind the building. They will tow in both locations.


Hours of Operation

Charter Oak Cultural Center is open Monday through Friday, 10AM – 5PM.

For delays and cancellations, please visit our Facebook page, Twitter, or check WFSB.

For our differently abled  and disabled patrons, don’t hesitate to call our office line to ensure we can make every accommodation you may need during your visit.