Directions and Parking

The Strong is centrally located at One Manhattan Square in downtown Rochester, New York. While under construction, GPS may not be accurate. All guests must enter the museum through The Strong’s Howell Street entrance.

Downtown Rochester map of The Strong museum parking

Parking Garage Tips

Museum Guest (Non-members):

Insert your parking ticket at the exit gate or walk-up kiosk, then scan your museum admission ticket where indicated. Pay parking fee to open gate or validate parking ticket. Walk-up kiosk cannot validate tickets within 30 minutes of entering garage.

Basic-Level Members:

Insert your parking ticket at the exit gate or walk-up kiosk, then scan your membership card where indicated. One of your member validations will be used to open the gate or validate your parking ticket. If you are out of validations, you will be charged $5. Walk-up kiosk cannot validate tickets within 30 minutes of entering garage. If you forget your membership card, you will be charged $5. Watch this short how-to video to learn more.

Those exiting the garage without a valid membership card or valid general admission ticket will be charged the maximum daily rate of $23. Lost tickets or inability to show a valid museum membership card will result in a charge of $23. The museum cannot offer discounted rate for lost parking tickets. Parking fees are not refundable.

Parking Garage Fees

Basic-level membership benefit of 6 annual validations and Upper-level membership benefit of 12 annual validations does not guarantee parking space availability, can only be used at The Strong's garage, and expire when the membership expires.

Advance sale tickets do not include parking fees.

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.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces for guests with a disabled parking placard or a license plate can be found on levels one, two, and three of the museum’s parking garage.

Electric Vehicle Parking

Limited electric vehicle parking spaces are available at the bottom of level one in the museum’s parking garage. The fee is $0.25 per kWh. Prices subject to change.
Please download the ChargePoint app to your mobile device to use a charging station. Regular parking garage rates apply.

Directions

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.

Buses and RVs

The museum does not have any parking for RVs or buses. Street parking may be available nearby and there may be a fee associated with street parking. Maximum vehicle height for the museum’s parking garage is 8’ 2”. Buses may load and unload at the Howell Street entrance.   

Bus and RV parking map