Harold W. Pierce Boathouse

Harold W. Pierce Boathouse

The Harold W. Pierce Boathouse was dedicated on September 9, 1966 to serve as the new home for MIT rowing and still rates as one of the jewels of MIT's athletic complex. An eight-oared moving water indoor rowing tank was completely refurbished in 2004, while the facility also boasts 64 ergometers and a fleet of over 50 shells including eights, fours, pairs and singles housed in four boat bays.

Directions to Pierce Boathouse (409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139)

From North or South: Take I-93 to Exit 26 toward Storrow Drive. Merge onto Storrow Drive /Route 28 South. Follow Storrow Drive along the river to the Massachusetts Avenue exit (on the left). Take right at end of exit, and turn left onto Memorial Drive immediately after crossing the Charles River. Boathouse is on the left.

From West: Follow Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18. At fork in road bear right (toward Cambridge). Cross Charles River. Take right at end of bridge onto Memorial Drive. Boathouse is on the right before Massachusetts Avenue.

BUSES & TRAILERS: Due to severe height restrictions, buses and trailers are not permitted on Storrow Drive or portions of Memorial Drive. Follow the alternative directions below.

From North or South: Take I-93 to intersection with Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West. Follow I-90 West to Exit 18 for Allston / Brighton / Cambridge. At fork in road bear right (toward Cambridge). Cross the Charles River and continue straight on River Street. Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue. After crossing the train tracks turn right onto Vassar Street. After passing the athletic fields turn left onto Audrey Street. Turn left at Memorial Drive. The boathouse is on the right before Massachusetts Avenue.

From West: Take Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 18 for Allston / Brighton / > Cambridge. At fork in road bear right (toward Cambridge). Cross the Charles River and continue straight on River Street. Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue. After crossing the train tracks turn right onto Vassar Street. After passing the athletic fields turn left onto Audrey Street. Turn left at Memorial Drive. The boathouse is on the right before Massachusetts Avenue.

 

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