Parking & Directions

The BHRL is located in the basement of Thurston House at 808 West Franklin Street. The entrance is in the rear of the building down a step of steps (http://www.maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/thurstonhouse/).

Parking

Metered street parking is available on West Grace street and West Franklin Street that is easily accessible to the BHRL. There is a 2 hour limit after which you would need to move your car.

Other parking options include the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center.

Street Parking costs: $.75 per hour up to 2 hours.

Deck Parking costs: $1 for the first two hours and $2 per hour for each additional hour for a maximum rate of $10 per day. Credit/debit cards, RamBucks and cash are accepted.

Directions

Arriving from the East by Interstate 64 West – coming from Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, etc.

  1. Take Exit 190 for Fifth Street and Downtown/Coliseum.
  2. Turn right at the eighth traffic light, onto West Main Street.
  3. Follow West Main Street for 11 blocks to Belvidere Street (turn right).
  4. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the North by Interstate 95 South – coming from Washington, Fredericksburg, Kings Dominion, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the South by Interstate 95 North – coming from Petersburg, North Carolina, etc.

  1. Take Exit 74A onto Downtown Expressway, I-195 (The exit ramp is actually on the James River Bridge).
  2. Drive 1/2 mile, take exit for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  3. Drive two blocks along Canal Street to North Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right on North Belvidere Street.
  5. Go three blocks to West Broad Street (turn left).
  6. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.

Arriving from the West by Interstate 64 East – coming from Charlottesville, etc.

  1. Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301).
  2. Turn left onto West Leigh Street.
  3. Turn right onto Belvidere Street.
  4. Turn right onto West Broad Street.
  5. Drive three blocks to Shafer Street (turn left); the entrance to the VCU West Broad Parking Deck/Welcome Center is on the right.