John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse

the moakley courthouse with a wall of windows showing across the boston harbor

1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210
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The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is located in Boston's waterfront Seaport District on Fan Pier and situated along Boston's Harborwalk. Completed in 1998, it serves as the headquarters for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. It was named after John Joseph Moakley, a Representative for Massachusetts' 9th congressional district from 1973-2001.

Property Manager: Nicholas Vamvakas
Public Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Public Access: Screening at the main entrance. Identification is required.

  • Public art galleries are located throughout the courthouse - the main lobby and grand rotunda, main floor Atrium, upper galleries on the 3rd, 5th, and 7th floors, and lower galleries at the Harbor entrance
  • Hanscom Federal Credit Union
  • Fleet Dry Cleaning
  • Harbor Park Cafe

Key Tenants: U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Parking and Public Transportation

City water taxi, MBTA Silver Line, and Rowes Wharf Water Transport. A parking garage is also available adjacent to the courthouse for a fee.


GSA's 2016 Design Award - Ten Year Award.

Art and Architecture

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.
"The Boston Panels" by artist Ellsworth Kelly. Commissioned in 1998.

Last Reviewed: 2023-01-09