Directions to the Academy

  • Academy Exterior

    The Academy of Culinary Arts building is located one block south of downtown Punxsutawney.

    Use this address for your GPS: 

    125 South Gilpin St
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767

    Enter the building through the main entrance facing South Gilpin Street. 

    From the Northwest (Erie Area)

    1. Take Interstate 79 South to Interstate 80 East.
    2. Take Interstate 80 East to Exit 78 at Brookville.
    3. Take Route 36 South to Punxsutawney.
    4. At stop sign, go straight on West Mahoning Street for one mile.
    5. At first traffic light, turn right on South Gilpin.
    6. The Academy is the red brick building just beyond the Rite Aid. Continue around corner.
    7. Turn right at Dominos to enter parking lot on right.

    From the Northeast (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre)

    1. Take Interstate 80 West to Exit 101 to DuBois.
    2. Take Route 255 South to Route 219 South.
    3. Take Route 219 South to Route 119 South.
    4. Take Route 119 South to Punxsutawney.
    5. Turn Right on Route 36 North at traffic light (Mahoning Street).
    6. At third traffic light, turn left on South Gilpin Street.
    7. The Academy is the red brick building just beyond the Rite Aid. Continue around corner.
    8. Turn right at Dominos to enter parking lot on right.

    From the Southwest (Pittsburgh via Route 119)

    1. Take Route 22 East to Indiana Exit (one exit beyond Blairsville).
    2. Take Route 119 North to Punxsutawney.
    3. At Dominos, turn left to enter Academy parking lot on right.

    From the Southwest (Pittsburgh via Route 28)

    1. Take Route 28 North to Route 85 East at Kittanning.
    2. Take Route 85 East to Route 210 North at Plumville.
    3. Take Route 210 North to Route 119 North to Punxsutawney.
    4. At Dominos, turn left to enter Academy parking lot on right.

    From the Southeast (Harrisburg, Philadelphia)

    1. Go west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Bedford (Exit 11).
    2. Take Route 99/220 North to Altoona.
    3. At Altoona, take U.S. Route 22 West to Ebensburg, Exit 28.
    4. Go approximately ten miles and take PA-53 Cresson/Portage Exit to Ashville.
    5. Go approximately 8 more miles to Ashville; take Route 36 North at Ashville; follow to Punxsutawney.
    6. At fourth traffic light, turn left onto South Gilpin Street.
    7. The Academy is the red brick building just beyond the Rite Aid. Continue around corner.
    8. Turn right at Dominos to enter parking lot on right.