Directions & Parking

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art-street-mapThe Ackland Art Museum is located at 101 S. Columbia Street, near the corner of West Franklin and South Columbia streets, in downtown Chapel Hill.

It is adjacent to the Hanes Art Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

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Convenient parking is available at several nearby municipal and private parking decks. Click the link below to learn more.

Interactive Parking Guide, Downtown Chapel Hill – describes all parking options, including public lots, private lots, metered street parking, and valet parking. Courtesy of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.



From Greensboro

From I-40 East, take Exit 266 (NC-86 South/Chapel Hill). Keep right at the fork and continue on NC-86 South (Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd) for approximately 4 miles into downtown Chapel Hill. Cross the intersection with Franklin Street. The Ackland will be on the left.

From Raleigh and RDU Airport

From I-40 West, take the Chapel Hill 273A exit. Follow Raleigh Road/South Road through campus. Turn right on Columbia Street (86 North). Nearing Franklin Street, the Ackland will be on the right.

From Durham

On I-85, exit right at the 15-501 South (Chapel Hill) exit. At the edge of Chapel Hill, take the Franklin Street exit. In the downtown area, turn left on Columbia Street (86 South). The Ackland is on the immediate left.


The Ackland and downtown Chapel Hill are easily accessible by most Chapel Hill Transit bus lines, the closest to the Museum being lines A, CL, CW, D, F, G, HS, N, NS, and T.

Click here for a Chapel Hill Transit map of the UNC campus (Ackland Art Museum is near top left corner, closest to Major Transfer Points 1 and 2).


The Ackland’s front entrance is ramped and an elevator serves all floors of the Museum. The Ackland’s restrooms are accessible.

UNC Visitor Disability Parking (map)

UNC Campus Accessibility (map)