Directions, Hours and Parking

Gallery Hours

MONDAY          through          FRIDAY:    10:00AM – 5:00PM

* Hours subject to change.  To view exhibits outside of normal hours, please call 860.310.2588.

Admission to our galleries is always FREE.

Business Office Hours

Our administrative offices are open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
We are closed the week between Christmas and New Years.
In the event of snow, the business office and our after school program will close according to Hartford Public Schools closing. Please scroll down for directions to our offices.

Directions to Charter Oak Cultural Center

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 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.

Directions to our Business Office

Our Business Office has moved back home to 21 Charter Oak Avenue.  To visit, please come to the red door on the right side of the building and press the intercom.

You can park in front of Charter Oak Cultural Center (metered parking) and the entrance to our office building will be right across the street from you.  There is also free parking on Charter Oak Place (up the hill at the traffic light in front of the corner store)

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