Directions & Parking

The Center for History’s postal mailing address is 808 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601. However, the main entrance to the Center for History and the Studebaker National Museum is located on Thomas Street, which is between Washington Street and Western Avenue (one block south of Washington).

If you use a GPS for in-vehicle navigation the GPS coordinates to our parking lot and entrance are: N41 40.468, W86 15.756

Directions

From the I-80/90 Toll Road
Take exit 77 on US 33/Bus 31 into downtown South Bend. It becomes Main Street. Turn right onto Washington Street and go to Chapin Street. Turn left onto Chapin and go to Thomas Street. Turn right onto Thomas Street and you’ll be at our front entrance and parking lot.

From the south on U.S. 31
Take Bus 31 north to Washington Street. Turn left onto Washington Street and go to Chapin Street. Turn left onto Chapin and go to Thomas Street. Turn right onto Thomas Street and you’ll be at our front entrance and parking lot.

From the east on the US 20 bypass
Take the Michigan Street exit and continue north on Michigan Street into downtown South Bend. Continue on Michigan Street as it curves into Saint Joseph Street. Turn left at Washington Street. Continue approximately 10 blocks to Chapin Street (2 blocks past Tippecanoe Place Restaurant). Turn left onto Chapin and go 2 blocks to Thomas Street. Turn right onto Thomas Street and you’ll be at our front entrance and parking lot.

From the west on the 31 bypass
Take the South Bend Regional Airport exit and continue east on Lincolnway West approximately 3 miles to Chapin Street (also known as Martin Luther King Blvd.)  Turn right on Chapin Street. Continue approximately 5 blocks to Thomas Street (2 blocks past Washington Street). Turn right onto Thomas Street and you’ll be at our front entrance and parking lot.

Mileage from Cities

Chicago: 92
Indianapolis: 138
Milwaukee: 180
Grand Rapids: 121
Detroit: 218
Cincinnati: 249
Cleveland: 260

Parking

A spacious, well-lighted parking area is located on Thomas Street, right outside the front doors of the Center for History. Additional parking can be found in two adjacent areas. There are special areas close by for bus parking.

Map

***Please note:  808 W. Washington Street is our postal mailing address, but the entrance to The Museums at Washington & Chapin is located on Thomas Street.  Below is a map.


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