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ADONIRAM ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
Masonic Building, 435 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, Tel: 508-993-6922

Directions:
Route 128 S to Route 95 S (or Route 24 S) to Route 495 S.
Route 195 W to Route 18 S to just before end. Take School Street Exit.
Follow School Street to the end and turn right on County St. (sign maybe missing.
Temple is on left at corner of Union and County Streets on left. Turn on Union before temple and park on Union Street (parking is limited at building).

Alternate directions:
Take Route 128 South to Route 24 South. Take Route 140 South towards Taunton/New Bedford to Route 6. Take left onto Route 6(set of lights) to Rockdale Avenue. Take right onto Rockdale Avenue (set of lights); turn left onto Court Street. At the end of Court Street, turn right. The Temple is on the right next to the Court House at the intersection of County and Union Streets.

AMHERST ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
99 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002

New Directions:
Mass Pike to Exit 8 Palmer/Amherst. Take right after tollbooth Rte 32 South to Palmer Center. Take a right on Route 20 West and go straight to intersection of Route 181. Take a right on 181 North. Follow 181 N (carefully watching signs). Take Route 202 North (left) towards Pelham. Take Route 9 West toward Amherst. At junction of Routes 9 and 116, take a right into Amherst Center. After 2 blocks, at the end of the common, take a right on Main Street. The Masonic building is right after the Police Station. The Masonic symbol is very high up in the peak of the roof. There is some parking behind the building. Other parking is a problem up till 6:00 PM as there are meters or Permit parking only signs everywhere. Plan on walking back some after finding a parking slot.

Old Directions:
Mass. Pike to Route 4 to Route 91 to Exit 19, Route 9 east to Amherst Center. Right at next intersection (Main Street). Temple 2 blocks on right.

Or Route 2 West to Route 202 South about 12 miles to Pelham, to Route 9 West to Amherst, the follow above from Ware. Parking on street, NOT in Driveway.

BERKSHIRE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
116 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, Tel: 413-443-6634

Directions:
Mass Pike to Exit 2, right onto Route 20 into Pittsfield. At lights in Pittsfield take Route 20 towards Albany. At next light, Center Street, take right, at second street, Church Street, take right to end of street. Take right, second building on right. Parking in rear of building.

CAMBRIDGE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, Tel: 617-534-1336

Directions:
By Bus: take #77 Arlington Heights to Harvard via Mass. Ave. or, #83 Central Sq. to Rindge Ave. via Mass. Ave. or, #77 North Cambridge from Harvard Sq. or, #96 Medford Sq. to Harvard. All pass by the Cambridge Masonic Building.

By train: Red Line to Porter Square Train Station.

By Car: Route 128 North or South to Route 2 (Exit 29A) towards Cambridge/Boston go about 6 miles to junction with Route 16, then left (Route 16E) toward Arlington/Medford about .1 mile. Then turn SLIGHT LEFT onto US-3 N / MA-16 E / ALEWIFE BROOK PKWY for about .3 mile to the first traffic light. Turn right on Massachusetts Ave MA-2A into Porter Square. The landmark to turn right is a Mobile Gas Station on the right corner. The Masonic Building is about 1.1 miles, 1950 Massachusetts Ave, a large building on the right with columns in front.

DO NOT PARK IN THE PORTER SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER. CARS WILL BE TOWED.

Parking: 3 Options

1) Behind the Henderson Carriage Building across the street on Massachusetts Avenue just past the new Hess Gas Station where the old Salvi Ford used to be—-heading away from the Masonic Building towards Arlington.  Please park in the back of the lot.

2) Additional parking is available at 1972 Mass. Ave. Cambridge after 5 PM if space is available.  This is at the building two doors down from the Masonic Building heading towards Arlington.  This site, however, is on the same side of the street as the Masonic Building.  The entrance to this place is at the traffic light just before the Masonic Building.

3) On the street parking. The parking meters on the Street are not active after 6:00PM.
 
There is a lift chair inside the building on the stairs.

DORIC ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
Ashland Avenue, Southbridge, MA 01440, Tel: 508-764-2907

Directions:
Mass Pike to Exit 9 Sturbridge, to Route 20 West and at end of ramp take Route 131 South (a left turn). Go several miles through town to traffic circle just after a railroad underpass. Bear right from circle still on 131. Past shopping center and Shell station, continue up uphill thru s-curve. Temple on left.


EUREKA ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
Masonic Building, 1 Ionic Avenue, Worcester, MA 01608, Tel: 508-752-9321

Meeting Night: 3rd Tuesday

Directions:
Mass Pike to Exit 10 (Auburn) to Route 290 East. Exit at Vernon St/Kelley Sq (Exit 13). Left at top of ramp. Follow Routes 122 & 122A North, pass through Kelly Square and keep Hess Station on your right. Go thru 2 sets of traffic lights and just beyond 2nd set (Southbridge Street) take 1st left onto Beacon Street (up Hill). Temple sits on far right of next right. Parking on Grounds.

Or Route 290 West to Vernon St/Kelly Sq Exit, right off ramp and follow above. Or Route 9 West to Route 290 West and follow above.

LOCK YOUR CAR, Elevator inside.

FALL RIVER ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
152 Columbus Drive, Fall River, MA 02720-4668, Tel: 508-672-6369

Directions:
Take Route 24 South to Exit 6 (Highland Avenue). At the first traffic light, take a left onto Wilson Road. Go approximately ~ 1/2 mile over Rt. 24 and take your second right onto Meridian Street. Go approximately ~ 1/4 of a mile and take your second left onto Columbus Drive. Go approximately ~ 1/4 of a mile down Columbus Drive, the Temple will be on your left.

HOLTEN ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
30 High Street, Danvers, MA 01923, Tel: 978-774-9711

Directions:
Route 128 North or Route 35 North (Exit 23N) Right at end of ramp on Route 35. This is High Street. Temple on right 1/4 mile from Route 128. Parking on High Street or on side of building.

ISLE OF THE SEA ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER

Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Tel: 508-228-1773

Directions:
Located on Nantucket Island, 30 miles at sea. May be reached by air from New Bedford, Boston, or Hyannis or by ferry from Hyannis.
You must have reservations to bring your car on the ferry. Steamship Authority Reservations and Information Bureau Tel: (508) 540-2022.
Several airlines have service.

IPSWICH-FERSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich, MA 01938, Tel: 978-356-9716

Directions:
Route 128 to I95 to Route 1(North Shore) toward Danvers. On route 1 pass the T0psfield Fairgrounds to Ipswich Road traffic light. Turn right towards Ipswich
Road, which becomes Topsfield Road at the town line. Watch the numbers on the mailboxes. Temple on right approx 5 miles, just past Bayside Apts. 70 Tops field Road. Parking on grounds.

KING CYRUS ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
31 Green Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, Tel: 978-465-9873

Directions:
Route 495 North to Salisbury Exit, 2nd traffic light turn right. Continue over 2 bridges and you come to 3 roads; take the furthest to the left (Merrimac Street). Continue approx 1 1/2 miles and you see and overhead RR bridge. Take first left, follow to end, turn left. Temple on right about 1/2 block. Or take Route 95 North to Route 113 Newburyport Exit. Turn right at top of ramp, follow 2 miles thru 2 sets of traffic lights. turn Left at Mail Restaurant (Green Street). Temple on right 1 1/2 blocks.

LEOMINSTER ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
69 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453, Tel: 978-534-4437

Directions:
From West, Route 2 east to Route 12 South (Exit 31A) into Leominster on Main Street. At common and lights, turn right into West Street 3 Blocks to Temple on right.

Or from West, Mass. Pike to Exit 10 (Auburn) to Route 290 East to Route 190 towards Fitchburg. Follow to Route 117 towards Leominster. As you bear right into Leominster Center, take a left at the lights, keeping the Common on your right, about 2 blocks. Or Route 495 to Route 117 (Exit 27) follow into Leominster and at lights just before Common turn left, keep Common on your right and follow above. Parking on grounds.

MORNING STAR ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
475 Pine Street, Feeding Hills, MA 01030, Tel: 413-789-0038

Directions:
Mass. Pike to Exit 6 (Springfield); Proceed on I-291 West to I-91 South. Take Exit Three (3)(Agawam Exit) to Route 57 West. Proceed toward Agawam. At end of Highway portion of Route 57, you must exit. Take a left on to Route 187 South. This turns into Pine Street. The white Masonic Building is approximately 1 1/4 miles on left at 475 Pine Street - Located on the Suffield, Connectcut border. Building is on one floor and there is parking at the building.

MT. HOLYOKE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
235 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, Tel: 413-539-9475

Directions:
Mass. Pike to Exit 4, to Route 91 North to Route 202 Exit 16 towards Holyoke. Continue on Route 202 (Beech Street), thru 5 traffic lights and at 6th (Cabot Street) go right to Chestnut Street. Left 4 blocks to Chestnut Street. Temple on left next to Church and across from park. Parking on street and in lot next to library. BE SURE TO LOCK YOUR CAR.

MT. HOREB ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
79 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01853, Tel: 978-452-8447

Directions:
Route 128 North to Route 3 North to Route 495 North to Lowell Connector.

Go to end of connector staying middle right, exit 5B on to Route 3A North {Thorndyke}. Take a right on Dutton (a main road). Pass the National park on right. At next light, which is Merimack St, go straight across forking left on to Arcand Drive. Almost immediately there is a parking lot on the right at the the rear on the Masonic building, turn in.

[ OLD: Follow signs to the National Park. DO NOT ENTER NATIONAL PARK PARKING LOT, but continue straight to Temple, 2nd building from corner, on left across Merrimac Street.]

Parking on street, and few spaces in Temple grounds. DO NOT PARK in the office building lot next door.

OR: Route 495 to Route 38 North, follow until you cross Route 133. Go one block to Merrimack St., bear left follow through to City Hall where you bear right. Masonic Building is on the right.

MT. LEBANON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
155 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757, Tel: 508-473-9762

Directions:
Route 495 South to Milford Exit (route 109) to Route 16. This is Main Street, take a right toward center of town. Temple on right next block after Friendly ???? Ice Cream Store.

Or Route 128 to Route 109 South to Route 16.

MT. VERNON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
1101 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492, Tel: 781-444-9779

Directions:
Take I-95 (Route 128) to exit 19B west (Highland Avenue Needham). Go through 3 sets of traffic lights past Avery Manor-Avery Crossings (Old Carter Building). The Masonic Hall is on the right in the next block. It is a brick house in front, 1101 Highland Avenue. The Street "Masonic Way" goes in right beside the building to the parking lot behind building. If you pass the Needham Public Library, you have gone too far. Additional parking can be found up the street by the Library.

The Masonic Apartments are all on one floor.

MT. ZION ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
925 Pleasant Street, Stoughton, MA 02072, Tel: 781-344-0059

Directions:
Route 128 North or South to Route 24, south to 1st exit (route 139), turn right off the ramp and follow road to fork in road, bear right. Amory on left, Temple next to it. turn left into driveway.

NEPONSET VALLEY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
76 Day Street, Norwood, MA 02062, Tel: 781-762-9811

Directions:
Route 128 North to Route 1 South (Exit 15b) to first set of traffic lights. Take right onto Everett Street and continue under RR overpass to next left. Take this left(Washington Street, Route 1A) into Norwood Center to Vernon Street. Right on Vernon Street then left on Bullard Street. and then left again onto Day Street. Temple on right near bottom of hill. Parking on street or in lot just beyond Temple or on bank lot across Street, If bank is closed.

ORIENT ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
1989 Falmouth Road, Centerville, Ma 02632, Tel: 508-778-2455

Directions:
Take Route 6 from the Sagamore Bridge about 10 miles to exit 6, which is Route 132 (Barnstable/Hyannis). At the end of the exit go right on 132 toward Hyannis to the first traffic light (Barnstable Police Headquarters is on the corner). Turn right here (this is Phinney's Lane). Follow to the end, and you are now on Route 28 past the shopping centers and thru the first set of traffic lights.

The next set of traffic lights is a flashing yellow light in front of the Centerville Fire Station. Just after the Fire Station on the left you will see a white sign saying Fraternal Lodge, A.F. & A.M. The Temple is on your left and setback off the road.

PARKER ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
24 Main Street (Elevator at 22 Main Street), Natick, MA 01760, Tel: 508-653-9803

Directions:
From the East: Route 128 North or South to Route 9 West, past Stop & Shop, then take right after underpass to Route 27 South (North Main Street) Temple is about 1 1/2 miles on your left. Just after you cross over the RR tracks this becomes Main Street downtown Natick.From the West: Take Route 9 East, pass shopping area, go under RR underpass and take next right, before underpass, to Route 27 South as above.From Mass. Pike: Take exit 13 to Route 30 East to second traffic light, turn light on Route 27 South, after about a 1-mile you will cross over Route 9 then proceed as above. Parking on Street. No meter charge after 6:00 P.M. You may also park in the Congregational Church lot in the next block or in the town lot behind buildings across the street. The elevator will take you up to the Banquet Hall (2nd floor) and the Lodge Hall (3rd floor).

PENTALPHA ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
610 Broad Street, East Weymouth, MA 02189, Tel: 781-335-9851

Directions:
Route 128 South to Route 3 South to Route 18 South (East Weymouth). At 1st traffic light, top of hill, turn left on Middle Street go to 3rd traffic light. turn right on Broad Street. Temple on left 1+ blocks, opp apt. house. Parking in back, driveway on left.

PENTUCKET ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
111 Merrimac Street, Haverhill, MA 01830, Tel: 978-374-8981

Directions:
Route 495 north to Haverhill, Route 110 (exit 49) at River Street. Right on Routes 113 & 110 thru flashing light and thru Washington Square into Merrimac Street. Temple on far comer of Howe Street.

Parking in rear. Merrimac Street entrance has full elevator service.

OR:
Route 95 North to Route 133 (Exit 54B), follow 133 into Georgetown, go straight through center on Route 97 to Groveland, after crossing metal bridge turn left and follow 97 and 133 to Route 125, at lights turn left one block, turn right onto Merrimack St. The Masonic Building is two blocks on the right after parking garage.

RABBONI ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
50 So. Washington St., No. Attleboro, MA 02760, Tel: 508-695-9891

Directions:
Route 495 south to Route 1A (Plainville exit 15). Thru Plainville into North Attleboro. Go thru one traffic light. Temple on left in second block opposite school.

Or Route 95 to Exit 5 ("to Route 152"). At bottom of ramp turn right (not to Route 152) towards N. Attleboro. This is Robert Toner Blvd., which becomes Elm Street. Stay on Elm Street (at one point have to bear right at a fork, not straight) Cross Route 1. Then left at next traffic light. The Temple is on the left but take a left before the temple, at the Post Office, to get behind the Masonic building where the parking is.

READING ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
110 Haven Street, Reading, MA 01867, Tel: 781-944-9717

Directions:
Route 95/128 to exit 38B (Route 28 North) continue North on Route 28, across RR tracks to 2nd traffic light. Take left on Haven Street. Temple on right next to Post Office. Parking on street or in Bank lot if it is closed.

SAMOSET ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
420 Furnace Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

Directions:
Take Route 3 to exit 12, Route 139 East approx 2 miles, 3rd set of traffic lights you will see a Roche Bros Plaza sign, take a left on to Furnace Street, Go straight through Forest St intersection, Marshfield Masonic Building is on the left about 500 feet, parking in the rear.

ST. ANDREW'S ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
(Also see St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter)
186 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111, Tel; 617-426-3678

Directions:
By MTBA: go to Park Street Station. Masonic Building is across the street from the station exit.

By car: Route 128 north or south to exit 25 Mass. Pike towards Boston for 7.6 miles. At the Cambridge/Boston tollgate bear right staying on the Mass Pike for 2.3 to the Prudential Ctr./Copley Sq. exit 22, stay right on ramp exiting to "Copley Sq" onto Stewart St. Go .6 mile, 6 traffic lights, and take a right on Charles St. Boston Common Garage is just after one traffic light (at Boylston St.) on the right. Exit out of the garage and walk easterly across the Common, or walk up Boylston St. The Masonic Building is at the corner of Tremont (186) and Boylston Sts.

Elevators in the building

ST. MARK'S ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
66 Winthrop Street, Taunton, MA 02780, Tel: 508-824-9000

Directions:
Route 128 or 495 South to Route 24 South to Route 44 towards Taunton. Go thru Taunton Center, around Taunton Green and thru traffic lights on Route 44. Temple on left one block past next traffic light. Parking on grounds and on street.

ST. PAUL'S ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
(Also see St. Andrews Royal Arch Chapter), 186 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111, Tel: 617-426-6040

Directions:
By MTBA: go to Park Street Station. Masonic Building is across the street from the station exit.

By car: Route 128 north or south to exit 25 Mass. Pike towards Boston for 7.6 miles. At the Cambridge/Boston tollgate bear right staying on the Mass Pike for 2.3 to the Prudential Ctr./Copley Sq. exit 22, stay right on ramp exiting to "Copley Sq" onto Stewart St. Go .6 mile, 6 traffic lights, and take a right on Charles St. Boston Common Garage is just after one traffic light (at Boylston St.) on the right. Exit out of the garage and walk easterly across the Common, or walk up Boylston St. The Masonic Building is at the corner of Tremont (186) and Boylston Sts.

Elevators in the building

ST. STEPHEN'S ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
1170 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169, Tel: 617-472-9638

Directions:
Southeast expressway or Route 128 South to Route 3 South to Washington Street exit (Exit 18). Bear left as you drive on the Washington Street ramp at sign towards Quincy Center and MBTA Garage.

Follow straight thru 6 traffic lights and at the 7th (Dimock Street) turn right to next fight. Right again and Temple is diagonally across on your left.

Or Southeast Expressway to Furnace Brook Parkway towards Quincy. At 3rd traffic light turn right on Adams Street, then 2nd light is at junction of Adams/Hancock Streets Temple on left. Parking in street or in the Bank parking lot.

SATUCKET-PILGRIM ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
279 Prospect Street, Brockton, MA 02401, Tel: 508-586-1515

Directions::
Route 128 South to Route 24 South to Exit 18A (Brockton) to Route 27. Past Westgate Mall on left to Pleasant Street, turn left go straight thru 2 sets of traffic lights. Take left onto Augusta Avenue, crossing Greenfield & Fairfield Streets to Prospect Street. Turn right, Temple on Left.

Or from Cape Route 25 North to Route 495 to Route 24 North to Exit 18A. Continue as above.

SUTTON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
68 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901-1115, Tel: 781-595-9495

Directions:
Route 128 North to exit 44B Route 129 towards Danvers / North East. Go about 5 miles on 129 East to Lynn(do not take 129A. At Stop & Shop you will turn left still on 129. Next traffic light should be Western Avenue but it is not marked, go right to Franklin Street, turn left. Go across Lynn Common at traffic light, bear right on Market Street. Temple is on corner of Liberty Street. Turn left on Liberty Street parking to park in town lot in rear, but most Companions park behind the Brotherhood Credit Union across the Street on Market Street (owned by a Brother).

SYLVESTER BAXTER ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
Masonic Apartments, Main Street, Orleans, MA 02653

Directions:
Take Route 6 South from the Sagamore Bridge and follow appoximately 30 miles to Exit 12, which is Route 6A (Orleans/Brewster). At the end of the exit ramp, exit right and proceed to traffic light.

At traffic light turn right (Eldredge Parkway), proceed straight crossing Route 28 at traffic light. At the next traffic light, Main St., turn right. The Masonic Apartments are about 500 feet on the right hand side.

THE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF THE TABERNACLE
142 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148, Tel: 781-324-9799

Directions:
Take Route 95/128 to Exit 37A (route 93 South). Take exit 32 (Route 60 East to Malden). Follow Route 60 for approx. 2 miles to MBTA overpass. Take left at 4th set of lights (Main Street). Take 2nd left on Pleasant Street. Temple on left in 3rd block.

THOMAS ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
16 Thorndike Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, Tel: 978-343-3757

Directions:
Route 2 to exit 31 (Route 13) toward Lunenburg. At junction of Route 2A, take left down hill. Travel approx. 2 miles and take right onto Klondike Avenue.(Thunderbird Motel on left). Temple up hill on right, approx. 1/4 mile, corner of Klondike Avenue and Thorndike Street).

WALDEN ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
58 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742, Tel: 978-369-9814

Directions:
Route 495 North or South to Route 2 East (exit 29A), past Concord Reformatory on right to Howard Johnson's on left. Turn left off Route 2 towards Ho Jo's then bear right towards Concord center. Turn left at end and travel on Main street to Monument Square. Go 3/4 around Square and Temple is at end of Square, red brick building next to Church.

Or Route 128 North or South to Route 2 West (exit 29b) to 2nd traffic light. Go straight into Concord Center (DO NOT TURN LEFT). Temple 1/2 way around Square as above.

WASHINGTON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
70 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970, Tel: 978-744-9823 or 745-2620

Directions:
Route 128 North to exit Route 114 to Salem, Marblehead. Follow Route 114 into Salem, stay on 114 after crossing North River Bridge, go through two sets of lights, at a third set turn left on Washington St. which is a divided road. Go to second block, Masonic building is on left. Parking behind building at next left which is Lynde St.

WAVERLY ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
326 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176, Tel: 781-665-9736

Directions:
Route 95/128 to Exit 37A (Route 93 South), take exit 35 towards Melrose. Cross Route 28, about 1/2 miles past the MDC/Stone Zoo, take left to Melrose. Go straight thru lights, cross RR tracks (about 1 mile). Temple is on the left at lights (corner of Main Street & West Wyoming Ave.

Or from Route 93 North take Exit 34 (Route 28 North). Take right at lights to MDC/Stone Zoo - follow directions above.

Or from Route 1 take 1st Melrose Exit and follow to Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street.

Temple is on right at West Wyoming Ave.