Campus Information / Maps

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is located within the Ft. Detrick U.S. Army facility in Frederick, Maryland. Please be aware that you will be asked to provide Ft. Detrick security with proof of identification, and your vehicle may be briefly searched, before being allowed to enter the facility grounds. Below you will find some useful maps of the Campus area.

Frederick National Lab Campus Map [PDF]

For additional information and door to door driving directions, please use the Frederick National Lab Visitor's Guide.

NIH Campus Security

Please reference the NIH Campus Visitors Map [PDF] to locate visitor entrances, visitor parking, and the Natcher Auditorium, as well as other pertinent details.

  • Visitors may access the NIH campus through one of two visitor centers—the NIH Gateway Center at the Metro entrance (Rockville Pike and South Drive) or the West Visitor Center at Old Georgetown Road and South Drive. The Gateway Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The West Visitor Center will be open M-F, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. except for federal holidays and is available for pedestrians only.
  • Visitor vehicles will undergo security screening at the Metro entrance. Be sure to allow extra time for the vehicle inspection procedure.
  • Visitors will be asked to show one form of valid government-issued photo identification and to state the purpose of their visit in order to receive a visitor’s pass. Examples of acceptable identification include: driver’s license, passport, military ID, other government agency IDs, green cards.
  • Please note: visitor parking is limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site for information on fares and schedules http://www.wmata.com/.
  • Visitors must park in designated visitor parking lots (see visitor access map). Vehicles will be inspected prior to parking in underground or multi-level garages.
  • Public buses are no longer allowed to circulate on campus. Visitors arriving by bus will be dropped off at the NIH/Medical Center Metro stop at Rockville Pike and South Drive.

NIH Visitor Information

Visit http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm. This site includes information about transportation, directions, parking, security, maps of the NIH campus and Bethesda area, shuttle schedules, and more.