FREE parking in the Municipal Parking
Lot (Eugene O’Neill Drive).
PAID parking at the Water Street Parking
Directions to the
Garde Arts Center:
the Norwich Area:
I-395 South to left Exit 5 at
Montville Connector (signs for CT-32/New London). Continue straight onto CT-32.
You will pass Connecticut College on the right and the Coast Guard Academy on
the left. Take the downtown New London exit. At third light, turn right onto
State Street. Continue straight. GAC is on the right.
the Hartford Area:
RT. 2 South toward Norwich/New
London. From RT. 2, take RT. 11 to end; go left onto RT. 82. At the first
traffic light, take a right onto RT. 85. Take RT. 85 past Crystal Mall in
Waterford. RT. 85 becomes Broad Street in New London. Take Broad Street to the
end. Take a right on Huntington Street and then take immediate left. GAC is on
Groton, Providence, & North:
I-95 South to the Gold Star
Bridge at Groton/New London. Get in right lane on bridge. Follow right branch;
split immediately over bridge. Change to left lane and follow left split to
downtown New London. Pass under pedestrian overpass. Go to second traffic light
(State Street). Turn right. Go three blocks. GAC is on the right.
New Haven & South:
I-95 North to Exit 83
(Downtown New London). First traffic light is at end of ramp. Go straight off
the ramp onto Huntington Street. Take Huntington Street to fourth traffic light
and make left onto State Street. GAC is on the left.
There are many restaurants in the New London
area where you can dine before our concerts. If you drive to the Garde Arts
Center, dining near the hall is also a great way to find a parking spot before
the regular concert rush. Many of these restaurants get crowded on concert
nights, so it is wise to make reservations.
Here are a few of our favorites: