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Directions

Our storefront church/Reading Room is located in downtown Newburyport on Inn Street, a pedestrian only mall perpendicular to the Merrimack River at Merrimac Street. The church is situated in a narrow historic brick row building along Inn Street with a large municipal parking lot behind the church. You can enter from either side.Newburyport map
Drive into the municipal parking lot from Green Street, Merrimac Street, or Pleasant Street. Proceed to the eastern end of the parking lot to a long historic brick building. You are now at the rear entrance of the church; the front entrance is on the Inn Street mall. Enter the church at the sign on the brick wall that says “First Church of Christ, Scientist, Newburyport.” We’re located between Something Sweet Ice Cream and Elephant’s Trunk.

Parking

Parking in the municipal lot is free during church service times but costs 50 cents per hour 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mondays – Saturdays and noon – 6 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Detailed directions to the municipal parking lot behind the church:

FROM I-95, take exit 57 to downtown Newburyport/W. Newbury, Rt. 113 E. Keep right on the ramp and turn right onto 113, which becomes High St. Continue straight for 2.3 miles, turn left on Green St. The courthouse will be on your right. Drive two blocks past Pleasant street and immediately after Talbots, turn right into the municipal parking lot.
(about 3 miles/10 minutes driving time.)

FROM the west, take 1-495 north, to exit 55 to merge onto Rte. 110 E. towards 1-95 South/Salisbury/Boston, but pass this entrance and stay on Rte. 110 for 3 miles. At intersection with Rt. 1, turn right onto Rt. 1/1A South/Bridge Rd. and continue about 2 miles, over bridge on Merrimac River into Newburyport. Stay in right lane and take exit ramp on right, and then immediately get into left lane and take a left at the bottom of the ramp onto Merrimac St. Continue 3 blocks and immediately after Green St., turn right into the municipal lot.

FROM the north, take I-95 south. Take Exit 60 toward RT-286 East/Beaches/Salisbury. Ramp becomes a toll road and in 0.8 miles becomes Rt. 1/1A South. Continue about 3.5 miles, over bridge on Merrimac River into Newburyport. Stay in right lane and take exit ramp on right, and then immediately get into left lane and take a left at the bottom of the ramp onto Merrimac St. Continue 3 blocks and immediately after Green St., turn right into the municipal lot.

Once in the parking lot: Drive straight through the parking lot, and proceed to a long, historic, brick building. You are now at the rear entrance of the church. Enter the church at the sign on the brick wall that says “First Church of Christ, Scientist, Newburyport.” Or enter at the front entrance, which is on the Inn Street mall side, between Elephant’s Trunk clothing shop and Simply Sweet.