Travel & Lodging

Hacking Heritage will be held at Smith-Buonanno Hall on the campus of Brown University (95 Cushing Street).


There is ample street parking within a 15-minute walk of Smith-Buonanno. Some streets have no posted time limit, while other streets have 2- or 3-hour time limits. Note that you do not need to pay for metered parking on Saturdays, but you may still need to observe the 2- to 3-hour time limits – if there is a sign, just check it to be sure.

There is also a visitor parking lot operated by Brown University at the Power Street Parking Garage. The entrance to this garage is on Power Street between Thayer and Brook Streets, and the lot requires that you pay onsite (credit cards and bills, but the machine does not give change) and then display your parking ticket on your dashboard; it is $15/day. This lot is just under 1 mile from Smith-Buonanno Hall, a 20-minute walk.


Providence is served by an international airport and a railroad station with Amtrak and MTA service to Boston, New York and points both closer in and further away. Taxis are plentiful at the airport and train station, and Uber operates throughout the city (the approximate cost of a taxi ride between the airport and Smith-Buonanno Hall is $35, and the approximate cost of a taxi ride between the train station and Smith-Buonanno Hall is $10). The Providence Train Station is 1.5 miles from Smith-Buonanno Hall; it is a 20-minute walk.


If lodging is needed, attendees may want to consider the below hotels located within a 20-minute walk of Smith-Buonanno Hall:

The Old Court Bed and Breakfast, 144 Benefit Street, a 10-room inn that is located .5 mile from Smith-Buonanno Hall; room rates range from $115 – $195 per night.

The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street, a new 52-room boutique hotel downtown 1.2 miles from Smith-Buonanno Hall; room rates from $99 to $139 and up per night.

Questions? Email Marisa Brown: