Visitor's Guide & Directions

Directions and Map

Please note that if you are traveling on 89 (north or south), a GPS might send you on a scenic route, but we suggest that you take exit 16 for Methodist Hill Rd for the fastest and easiest route.

The Barnes Admissions building street address is 64 Main Street, Meriden, NH

BY CAR:
FROM HARTFORD, NEW YORK CITY:
I-91 (north) to Vermont exit 8. Bear right off the interstate. At second set of lights, turn left onto New Hampshire Route 12A (north). Stay on 12A for 12.1 miles - turn right onto Stage Road. Stay on Stage Road until it intersects Route 120 (6.1 miles). Turn left onto Route 120 (north). Kimball Union (Meriden) is less than a mile on the left. Turn left at the blinking light and proceed up the hill to the first right (before the stone church) Chellis Road. Please park in the spots immediately on your left, and then proceed on foot back down Main Street to the second building on your left - the grey stone Barnes Admissions building.

FROM BOSTON, PROVIDENCE:
1-93 (north) to 1-89 (north). 1-89 to exit 18 (Lebanon/Hanover - Dartmouth College). Left off the exit onto Route 120 S into Lebanon. Follow 120 part way around the Green, bearing right to continue south on Route 120 - 8 miles to Meriden. Turn right at the blinking light and proceed up the hill to the first right (before the stone church) Chellis Road. Please park in the spots immediately on your left, and then  proceed on foot back down Main Street to the second building on your left - the grey stone Barnes Admissions building.

FROM THE NORTH:
1-89 (south) to exit 20. Turn right onto Route 12A. Follow 12A West Lebanon past the shopping district and up a hill. You will pass a gravel manufacturing company on the left and shortly after, see a sign for Kimball Union Academy (on the right), directing you to take a left on True’s Brook Road. Follow this road for about 8 miles where it turns into Main Street in Plainfield/Meriden. Take a left immediately after the large stone church and park in one of the spots on your immediate left and then proceed on foot back down Main Street to the second building on your left - the grey stone Barnes Admissions building.

BY PLANE:
Kimball Union is in convenient proximity to several major airports. Manchester Airport in New Hampshire and Burlington International Airport in Vermont are each 1 hour and 30 minutes from campus. Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston's Logan International Airport are each just over two hours from campus. Lebanon, New Hampshire has a small planes airport providing several daily shuttle flights and is only 20 minutes away.

BY TRAIN:
Amtrak stops in White River Junction, VT, on its Montrealer line. The Montrealer runs between Washington, DC, Union Station, and Montreal. The train makes a number of stops including New York's Penn Station, New Haven, CT, Hartford, CT, and White River Junction, VT. Taxi service is available at the station which is a 20 minute ride from campus.

Driving Times

From:

Boston, MA:
2 hrs. 15 min.

Hartford, CT: 
2 hrs. 45 min.

New Haven, CT:
3 hrs. 45 min.

New York City:
5 hrs.

Providence, RI:
3 hrs. 30 min.

Springfield, MA:
2 hrs. 15min.

Burlington, VT:
1 hr. 30min.

Montreal, Canada:
3 hrs.

 

  

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