Contact Us

The Gilman Ordway Campus

Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540-1644

Phone: 508-540-9900

Fax: 508-540-9700

Building Tours

Campus tours are offered for the general public as well as to architects, engineers, and students, from grade school age through college and graduate school. Tours may be arranged by calling Allison White at 508-444-1550.

Thanks again for setting up our tour - and thanks to Paul for his time, excellent presentations and willingness to respond to the many questions posed by our interested group. Max Holmes and his Russian colleague were also very kind and helpful.

Dr. Thomas Benjamin

Directions to WHRC

From New York City (approximately 261 miles):

  • Take 95 North through Connecticut towards Providence, Rhode Island
  • Once through Providence, Take Exit 20, Route 195 East/US-6 East (Cape Cod & the Islands)
  • Take Exit 22A onto Route 495 (which turns immediately into Route 25)
  • Follow highway across the Bourne Bridge, go halfway around the rotary circle, and take Route 28 south towards Falmouth, Woods Hole & the Islands
  • At the next rotary circle, go halfway around and continue on Route 28 South towards Woods Hole
  • After 14 miles Route 28 becomes a two-way road
  • Go straight through the set of lights and bear right after the service station onto Woods Hole Road
  • Continue for 1.2 miles
  • Turn right into 149 Woods Hole Rd and The Woods Hole Research Center
From T.F. Green Airport / Providence (approximately 75 miles):
  • Depart T.F. Green Airport, following signs to Route 95 N
  • From Route 95 N, Take Exit 20, Route 195 East/US-6 East (Cape Cod & the Islands)
  • Take Exit 22A onto Route 495 (which turns immediately into Route 25)
  • Follow highway across the Bourne Bridge, go halfway around the rotary circle, and take Route 28 south towards Falmouth, Woods Hole & the Islands
  • At the next rotary circle, go halfway around and continue on Route 28 South towards Woods Hole
  • After 14 miles Route 28 becomes a two-way road
  • Go straight through the set of lights and bear right after the service station onto Woods Hole Road
  • Continue for 1.2 miles
  • Turn right into 149 Woods Hole Rd and The Woods Hole Research Center
From Logan Airport (approximately 75 miles):
  • Take the Ted Williams Tunnel ramp toward Boston. Merge onto I-90 West/Massachusetts Turnpike. Take Exit 25-24 to merge onto I-93 south. After approximately 9 miles, bear left at the highway split to Route 3 South (towards Cape Cod - 53 miles)
  • Take Route 3 South to Exit 1A for US-6 toward Falmouth/Buzzards Bay (3.5 miles)
  • At the Bourne Rotary follow the signs for the Bourne Bridge and go over the Bourne Bridge
  • Go halfway around the rotary to the Route 28 exit and continue on Route 28 South towards Falmouth/Woods Hole
  • At the next rotary circle, go halfway around and continue on Route 28 South towards Woods Hole
  • After 14 miles Route 28 becomes a two-way road
  • Go straight through the set of lights and bear right after the service station onto Woods Hole Road
  • Continue for 1.2 miles
  • Turn right into 149 Woods Hole Rd and The Woods Hole Research Center
From Points in Western Massachusetts:
  • Take Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 11A, Route 495 South
  • Follow 495 S to Route 25 East, across the Bourne Bridge
  • Go halfway around the rotary to the Route 28 exit and continue on Route 28 towards Falmouth/Woods Hole
  • At the next rotary circle, go halfway around and continue on Route 28 South towards Woods Hole
  • After 14 miles Route 28 becomes a two-way road
  • Go straight through the set of lights and bear right after the service station onto Woods Hole Road
  • Continue for 1.2 miles
  • Turn right into 149 Woods Hole Rd and The Woods Hole Research Center
WHRC Map