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A Stroll Down Chapel Avenue

Enjoy a sunny day strolling down Chapel Avenue and exploring Andover’s historic sites. Chapel Avenue is located in the heart of Phillip’s Academy campus and dates back to 1778. Below are a few of our favorite stops along the way.

Cochran Chapel
2 Chapel Avenue

Built in 1932, the Chapel was a gift from Thomas Cochran, Class of 1890. The Chapel is often used as an opportunity to bring in outside speakers and performers often, open to the public. To find upcoming events visit

The Addison Gallery
3 Chapel Avenue

The Addison Gallery’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world. The Addison presents approximately twelve shows, including both permanent collection installations and major traveling exhibitions. The Addison is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (while school is in Session)
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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The Andover Inn and Samuel’s Restaurant
4 Chapel Avenue

Built in 1930 and fully renovated in 2010, The Andover Inn offers 30 modern guest rooms, three private function rooms, and an elegant 80-seat dining room. Our full-service restaurant, Samuel’s, serves classic New England Fare” with modern twists. Visit for our menus.


Tang Theatre & Steinbach Theatre
7 Chapel Avenue Both located in the George Washington Hall

Tang Theatre is the largest theatre on the Phillips Academy campus, many different types of performances take place in this space, including dramas, musicals, and dance productions. Steinbach Theatre is an intimate, black-box performance space used for smaller productions. Both theaters are open to the public for seasonal performances. To find upcoming events, visit

Moncrieff Cochran Sanctuary
85 Chapel Avenue

In 1929, trustee Thomas Cochran, Class of 1890, purchased and gave to the school 125 acres of wooded land, stating, “It would be my ideal to make this a natural piece of ground intersected by paths and adorned by ponds and trees, by birds and wildflowers.” Today, the sanctuary, named for Cochran’s brother Moncrieff, Class of 1900, is precisely what Cochran dreamed, a place of quiet solitude and natural beauty. The gated entrance to the sanctuary is located at the end of Chapel Avenue.

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