Directions and Parking

The Strong is centrally located at One Manhattan Square in downtown Rochester, New York.

By Car

Easily accessible from the New York State Thruway and regional expressways, The Strong is only one hour by car from Buffalo, 75 minutes from Syracuse, and approximately six hours or less from cities such as Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Washington, DC.

From the West: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 47 (LeRoy). Take I-490 East to Exit 18 (Monroe Ave.). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Monroe Ave. Travel one mile to Woodbury Blvd. Turn right into the museum entrance.

From the East: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 45 (Rochester). Take I-490 West to Exit 16 (Clinton Ave./Downtown). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Woodbury Blvd. At the next traffic light, cross Chestnut St. into the museum entrance.

From the South: Take I-390 North to I-590 North. Follow I-590 North to I-490 West. Take I-490 West to Exit 16 (Clinton Ave./Downtown). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Woodbury Blvd. At the next traffic light, cross Chestnut St. into the museum entrance.

By Air

Guests flying into the Greater Rochester International Airport will enjoy short flight times—less than 90 minutes—from cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Washington, DC. Once at the airport, a 10-minute taxi ride will bring you to The Strong museum, home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play.

By Rail

The Rochester, New York, region has more than 60 weekly Amtrak passenger rail departures from downtown. The rail station is within a short taxi ride of The Strong.

Parking

Limited free parking is available at the museum for all guests during regular museum hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that on high visitation days the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. (RV drivers: RV parking is limited; early arrival is advised.) If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations. Parking in The Strong’s lot is restricted to museum guest use only. Unauthorized cars may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking spaces are available in The Strong museum lot for Windstream Party in the Park guests for $7 per car. Parking will be available from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 18 through August 13.  Overnight parking and tailgating are not permitted. For more information on Windstream Party in the Park, visit cityofrochester.gov/pitp.

Unless other arrangements have been made prior to the visit, buses should enter the museum campus through the entrance located off Pitkin Street. After unloading, buses will be directed to a designated bus parking area. Please print out a bus parking map.