As many say, pictures are worth 1000 words... And sometimes those words are not good ones when it comes to bad directions! I hope this will prevent any fustratations when it is time to visit our studio and gallery. If you are coming from the West, start here on page ONE. If you are coming from the East, please start on page TWO. If you are already in Worcester, start on page THREE. Please remember that sessions and gallery tours are by appointment only, but I welcome you to call any time to confirm our schedule. Thank you and we're looking forword to visiting with you.
This seems like a good place to start from...
Once you get off the Mass Pike at exit 10 onto Route 290 East, you have 8 miles to get to Visions by Baker Photography Studio and Gallery.
After you get through the tolls, stay to the left and follow the signs for 290 East.
Continue to stay to the left.
Stay on 290 East and look for Route 9, Exit 17.
OK, exit 17 is coming up toward Route 9, Ware and Framingham.
Take exit 17 for Route 9 and to the left.
Turn left onto Belmont St. (Route 9) towards downtown.
If you don't like driving in the city, now is when it'll start to look a little scary. Don't worry, you have less than 1/2 a mile to go. From here, stay to the right, but keep going straight.
Keep going straight through the intersection.
Your still on Route 9, but as you cross the intersection, Belmont Street just became Highland Street.
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Welcome to Worcester! For anyone traveling from Route 495 or 190 you will probably be taking Route 290 West. To get to Visions by Baker Photography Studio and Gallery you will need to get off of Route 290 West at Exit 18.
Exit 18 is the Route 9 exit and is the first exit after Route 190 ends.
Stay to the right off the ramp toward downtown and route 9.
If you don't like driving in the city, it might get a little tricky for a minute from here, but don't worry... you've only got another 1/2 a mile to go from here.
Turn right at the bottom of the ramp, but stay towards the middle of the road. You're going to be turning left in just a second.
OK, stay in the center lane and follow the road to the left.
See the sign for Route 9? Good.
There it is again, now move over into the right lane.
Quickly. Move over into the right lane. You need to take that right coming up.
I've never had a problem getting over into the right lane, but if you do, just go up to the next street, turn right, turn right onto Main St., and then Left onto Highland...
OK, turn right.
Pass through the intersection with Main Street and continue up the hill. Just to give you a land mark, the Court House is on your left.
At the top of the hill is the intersection of Highland Street and Harvard Street. As you pass straight through the intersection, you will see a parking lot on the right.
DO NOT TURN ONTO HARVARD STREET. Yes, The mailing address for the studio is actually 61 Harvard Street. However, as you will see, what was once the front door, has now become the back. There is simply no access to the building from Harvard Street anymore. Please enter through the parking lot at 40 Highland Street.
Sailsbury Mansion, just behind the parking lot, was once home to one of Worcester County's wealthiest families. It was built in 1772 as a combination store and dwelling for a bachelor merchant from Boston, Stephen Salisbury (1746-1829). He brought his bride, Elizabeth Tuckerman (1768-1851) of Boston, to live there in 1798. They had three children; only one-son Stephen-survived to adulthood.
The Salisbury House, was built in 1838 for Stephen Salisbury II, Father of the founder of the Worcester Art Museum and now the home of Visions by Baker Photography Studio and Gallery.
All the meters in the municipal parking lot have been removed. Parking is free!
Relax and enjoy your visit.