Arlington Street Church

We are delighted to host this event at the historic and progressive Arlington Street Church. Below you will find directions, MBTA, parking, and historical information about the church. The church sanctuary is also wheelchair/walker accessible (see below).


The church is located at the corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets in the Back Bay. Its address is: 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. It is directly across from the Boston Public Garden.

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Follow this sign to exit the Arlington T Station at the corner of Boylston & East Berkeley. Go left to the end of the block to reach the church.
Take any Green Line train to the Arlington T Stop. Visit the MBTA website for schedules and to plan your trip.

Looking down toward the church from the MBTA exit (in the direction of the Boston Public Garden [remember that it will be a little darker at the time of the event.]

Right by the church you will come upon some construction [your tax dollars being squandered]. Go around the to enter on Arlington Street. Mind the traffic!

Wheelchair/Walker Ramp

There is a ramp located right next to the main entrance on Arlington Street. The ramp begins in the Public Lane between the Church and the adjacent Cabinet Maker's store.


Most garage parking options run upwards of $11 (after 5:00 p.m., please check with the individual garage to confirm).

Back Bay Garage

The entrance to the Back Bay Garage is 222 Berkeley Street. [Directions to 222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-3748; here's the Yelp! review.]
After you park your car, take the pedestrian exit onto Bolyston Street, turn right, and walk to the corner of Arlington Street and Boylston.

Boston Common Garage

You can also park at the Boston Common Garage and walk across the Public Garden to Arlington Street Church. Visit the garage's website.


Reverend Kim Crawford Harvie (left), senior minister at the church, provides a lightning review of the institution's history starting in 1729in an address featured on their website: the Minns Lecture. In the middle of the lecture, Crawford Harvie notes, "I should have covered our support for the Boston Tea Party[22] and the Revolutionary War and the Civil War; our opposition to the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the Vietnam War, and the recent wars in the Middle East; our work for abolition, women's suffrage, civil rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and our work for world peace." These are pretty much the lines of history with which this event connects...

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