Directions and Parking

All guests must enter the museum through The Strong’s Howell Street entrance. See new parking garage instructions below.

The Strong is centrally located at One Manhattan Square in downtown Rochester, New York. While under construction, GPS may not be accurate.

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 15 and proceed onto Howell Street. Enter the parking garage, located on the left.

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, turn right onto Chestnut St., then left on Howell Street. Enter the parking garage, located on the left.

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, turn right onto Chestnut St., then left on Howell Street. Enter the parking garage, located on the left.

By Bus

RTS is the regional, public transportation provider serving both city and suburban travelers. Stops on the RTS system are within easy walking distance of The Strong museum. The bus system offers departure points across Monroe County and connecting routes from Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, and other neighboring counties.

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 or rideshare will bring you to The Strong museum.

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 rideshare or taxi ride to The Strong museum.

Parking

A portion of The Strong’s parking garage is now available to guests free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Full use of the garage is expected to be open in January 2020. Details and fees to come.

Guests access the museum’s parking garage via Howell Street. Please note that on high visitation days the museum garage may reach capacity. 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 garage is restricted to museum guest use only. Unauthorized cars may be towed at the owner’s expense. Overnight parking and tailgating are not permitted.

Buses and RVs

Buses may load and unload at the Howell Street entrance. Please call 585-263-2700 for more information. On-site bus or RV parking is limited and subject to change.
Maximum vehicle height for the museum’s parking garage is 8’ 2”.