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Directions and Parking

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

Parking Garage

The entrance to The Strong’s garage is located on Savannah Street. Bring your parking ticket with you into the museum. Pay at the self-service kiosks in the entrance stairwell or at the museum admissions desk. Follow the instructions posted on the kiosk to receive the correct rate.

Museum Members$5 per vehicle once validations have been used.
Museum Guest (Non-member)$7 per vehicle.
Non-Museum Guests$10 for anyone not visiting the museum.
Lost parking garage tickets will incur a $10 fee.

Museum guest parking map

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. Parking fees are not refundable. Parking fees and processes subject to change. Parking is not permitted on Savannah Street between the hotel and garage.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces can be found on levels one, two, and three of the museum’s parking garage. A disabled parking placard or license plate is required.

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 $0.35 per kWh. Prices subject to change. Please download the ChargePoint app to your mobile device to use a charging station.

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 has limited off-site parking for buses and RVs. 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”. Bus parking map.

New Bus Parking Map