Welcome to Worcester, Massachusetts! With a population of just over 180,000, Worcester is the second largest city in New England. It is home to nine colleges and universities and is also host to numerous successful preservation and economic revitalization efforts over the years. The restored Union Station, the Hanover Theatre renovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Gateway Park, and the creation of City Square are just a few examples of the catalytic projects that helped spark new life in this historic city. We hope you enjoy all there is to do and see when you visit Worcester this summer for the Statewide Conference in the heart of the Commonwealth.

Preservation Worcester tells the unique story of this city's history, people, and architecture.

Learn more about our beautiful host city here.


The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference will take place in two venues in downtown Worcester, MA.

Mechanics Hall

321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Click here for directions

MCPHS University – Worcester

10 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Click here for directions


Map of Nearby Lots

Dwight Foster Parking Lot

27 Waldo Street
(508) 757-2703

Bowditch & Dewey Parking Lot

20 Exchange Street (GPS address)
(508) 926-3630

Commerce Associates

Across from Bank of America
11 Foster Street (GPS address)
(508) 791-9258

Major Taylor Garage

30 Major Taylor Blvd.
(508) 752-5769

Pearl-Elm Garage

20 Pearl Street
(508) 799-1463


There is ample metered on-street parking on
Main Street, Waldo Street, and Commercial Street.


When booking at any of the following hotels, please ask for the "MA College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS)" discounted rate. Discounted rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hilton Garden Inn

35 Major Taylor Blvd.
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 753-5700
Reservations: (800) 774-1500

The Courtyard by Marriott

72 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 363-0300

Holiday Inn Express Downtown

110 Summer Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 757-0400

Beechwood Hotel

363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 754-5789

Things to Do


Arts, Culture, and Entertainment



Worcester Calendar of Events