The DCR Hatch Shell is located at 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108 on the east end of Storrow Drive, not far from Mass General Hospital.
On July 4th the Esplanade can be accessed from Beacon Street via Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, and Fairfield Streets and Massachusetts Avenue. On July 3rd you will need to use one of the footbridges to cross Storrow Drive. Note: The Fiedler Footbridge will be closed.
The commuter rail and subway systems are favorable alternatives to driving and parking for Boston events. The two closest T-stations on the Boston side are Charles-MGH on the Red Line, and Arlington Street on the Green Line. On the Cambridge side, the Kendall and Central Square stations on the Red Line are nearby. For more MBTA information please call (617) 222-3200 or visit http://www.mbta.com.
We recommend that you take public transportation (MBTA) to the event. If you do bring a vehicle to the event, there are several public parking garages within walking distance to the DCR Esplanade. The historic Motor Mart Garage, located at 201 Stuart Street, is an easy walk to the Esplanade and you'll avoid traffic on Charles Street after the fireworks by parking there! Visit: http://motormartgarage.com/parking/esplanade/ for more information.
Parking for event-goers with disabilities is available at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary only on July 4th. This lot can be accessed by entering Storrow Drive outbound from Leverett Circle and exiting at the Charles Circle off-ramp. The parking entrance is at the far left of the beginning of the ramp. A handicapped plate or placard is required to enter the lot. A shuttle, will be provided from the designated parking location to the event area. The shuttle will run until 6 p.m. on July 4th or until the area is full, and will return all event-goers to the lot at the end of the concert and fireworks.
Handicapped parking is available on Cambridge Parkway on the night of July 4th after 5:00 p.m. Vehicles with handicap parking placards should proceed through the security checkpoint at Land Boulevard and Binney Street and follow the directions of the uniformed police officers to Cambridge Parkway. This parking area will close once all the spaces are full. All cars parked on Cambridge Parkway must be off the road by 1:00 p.m. on July 5th. Any vehicles left after 1:00 a.m. will be towed at the owner's expense.