Plan Your Visit


There are a number of parking areas near the Garde Arts Center:

  • FREE street parking on State, Huntington, Meridian, and Union Streets (shaded in green).
  • FREE parking behind the Courthouse (Access via Cottage Street).
  • FREE parking in the Municipal Parking Lot (Eugene O’Neill Drive).
  • PAID parking at the Water Street Parking Garage and the Cornish Garage.


From the Norwich Area:

I-395 South to left Exit 5 at Montville Connector (signs for CT-32/New London). Continue straight onto CT-32. You will pass Connecticut College on the right and the Coast Guard Academy on the left. Take the downtown New London exit. At third light, turn right onto State Street. Continue straight. GAC is on the right.

From the Hartford Area:

RT. 2 South toward Norwich/New London. From RT. 2, take RT. 11 to end; go left onto RT. 82. At the first traffic light, take a right onto RT. 85. Take RT. 85 past Crystal Mall in Waterford. RT. 85 becomes Broad Street in New London. Take Broad Street to the end. Take a right on Huntington Street and then take immediate left. GAC is on the left.

From Groton, Providence, & North:

I-95 South to the Gold Star Bridge at Groton/New London. Get in right lane on bridge. Follow right branch; split immediately over bridge. Change to left lane and follow left split to downtown New London. Pass under pedestrian overpass. Go to second traffic light (State Street). Turn right. Go three blocks. GAC is on the right.

From New Haven & South:

I-95 North to Exit 83 (Downtown New London). First traffic light is at end of ramp. Go straight off the ramp onto Huntington Street. Take Huntington Street to fourth traffic light and make left onto State Street. GAC is on the left.