Mechanics Hall is ideally located in the heart of New England in downtown Worcester. For more than 160 years, it has been the cultural cornerstone of central Massachusetts and is regarded as one of the world’s great concert halls for its superb acoustics and beauty.
Historic Mechanics Hall is ideally located in the heart of New England in downtown Worcester, 40 minutes from Boston and Providence, an hour from Hartford, and three hours from New York City. It is easily accessible by several major highways from all directions, and via the MBTA commuter rail. The hall was opened in 1857 by the Worcester County Mechanics Association, a nonprofit educational and philanthropic organization. Mechanics Hall is considered by architectural historians to be one of the nation’s finest pre-Civil War concert halls. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Getting to the Mechanics Hall
From Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90):
Take Exit 90 at Auburn to I-290 East OR Exit 94 to Route 146 North to Route 290 East
From I-95 (Rhode Island):
Take I-95 North to Route 146. Take Route 146 North to I-290 East.
From I-95, I-93 or Route 3 (New Hampshire):
Travel South to I-495. Take I-495 South to I-290 West.
Take I-290 to Exit 20 (MLK Jr. Blvd.). From 290E, turn left onto MLK Jr. Blvd.
From I-290W, turn right.
To Main Street Entrance: At Main Street, turn left. Mechanics Hall is on the left at 321 Main Street.
To Waldo Street Entrance: At Major Taylor Blvd, turn left. At Foster Street, turn right. Make the 2nd right onto Waldo Street. Mechanics Hall is on the left.
*Please note: The Waldo Street entrance is wheelchair accessible, with direct access to elevators.