The Ackland Art Museum is located at 101 S. Columbia Street, near the corner of West Franklin and South Columbia streets, in downtown Chapel Hill. Google Map
On Columbia Street, we are between Top of the Hill and the Carolina Inn, and a short walk from each.
The Museum is adjacent to the Hanes Art Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Interactive Campus Map
Convenient parking is available at several nearby municipal and private parking decks, as well as over 430 metered spaces within a 10-minute walk of the Ackland Art Museum.
Use Park on the Hill to learn more about all parking options (the Ackland is located between Columbia Street and #15 on the Park on the Hill map).
The Ackland’s front entrance is ramped and an elevator serves all floors of the Museum.
The Ackland’s restrooms are accessible.
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.
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 bus lines that travel closest to the Museum are A, CL, CW, D, F, G, HS, N, NS, and T.
Click here for a Chapel Hill Transit map of the UNC campus (The Ackland Art Museum is near top left corner, closest to Major Transfer Points 1 and 2).