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Driving Directions

Frederick National Lab 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 NCI-Frederick Campus area and driving directions for many common starting points.

Notice: Old Farm Gate is currently the only gate visitors may use.

Directions from Baltimore, Maryland:
Total Distance: Approximately 53 miles

  • I-695 west towards Towson to I-70 west (approximately 20 miles).
  • I-70 west (exit 16) to Frederick (approximately 45 miles).
  • As you approach Frederick, you will exit at Rt. 15 north to Frederick/Gettysburg, PA.
  • Follow Rt.15 North to the Fort Detrick/Rosemont Avenue Exit
  • Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Rosemont Avenue;
  • Follow straight to Old Farm Drive; turn right into the Old Farm Gate;
  • Follow through gate to yield sign at 3-way intersection and turn right onto Doughten Drive;
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Sultan Drive and then an immediate left left onto Miller Drive;
  • Protective Services, Bldg. 426, and the NCI Administrative Offices, Building 427, will be on the right.

Directions from Washington, DC:
Total Distance: Approximately 55 miles

  • I-270 north to Frederick
  • As you approach Frederick, I-270 ends and becomes Rt. 15 north to Frederick/Gettysburg, PA.
  • Follow Rt.15 North to the Fort Detrick/Rosemont Avenue Exit
  • Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Rosemont Avenue;
  • Follow straight to Old Farm Drive; turn right into the Old Farm Gate;
  • Follow through gate to yield sign at 3-way intersection and turn right onto Doughten Drive;
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Sultan Drive and then an immediate left left onto Miller Drive;
  • Protective Services, Bldg. 426, and the NCI Administrative Offices, Building 427, will be on the right.

Directions from Northern Virginia/Leesburg area: (Dulles Airport)
Total Distance: Approximately 44 miles

  • Rt. 28 north to Rt. 7 west and Leesburg.
  • As you approach Leesburg, you will exit at the Rt. 15 bypass around the city and continue towards Point-of-Rocks/Frederick, MD.
  • You will cross the Potomac River at Point-of-Rocks and continue north on Rt. 15 to Frederick (road bears left after crossing the bridge).
  • Follow Rt.15 North to the Fort Detrick/Rosemont Avenue Exit
  • Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Rosemont Avenue;
  • Follow straight to Old Farm Drive; turn right into the Old Farm Gate;
  • Follow through gate to yield sign at 3-way intersection and turn right onto Doughten Drive;
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Sultan Drive and then an immediate left left onto Miller Drive;
  • Protective Services, Bldg. 426, and the NCI Administrative Offices, Building 427, will be on the right.

Directions from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Total Distance: Approximately 54 miles

  • West on I-195 W
  • Merge onto MD-295 S via EXIT 2B toward WASHINGTON
  • Merge onto MD-100 W toward Ellicott City.
  • Merge onto US-29 N / Columbia Pike toward I-70.
  • Merge onto I-70 W via exit 25B toward Frederick.
  • Merge onto US-40 W via exit 53B toward Gettysburg. US-40 W will become US-15 N.
  • Follow Rt.15 North to the Fort Detrick/Rosemont Avenue Exit
  • Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Rosemont Avenue;
  • Follow straight to Old Farm Drive; turn right into the Old Farm Gate;
  • Follow through gate to yield sign at 3-way intersection and turn right onto Doughten Drive;
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Sultan Drive and then an immediate left left onto Miller Drive;
  • Protective Services, Bldg. 426, and the NCI Administrative Offices, Building 427, will be on the right.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Total Distance: Approximately 52 miles

  • Start out going NORTH on ramp.
  • Merge onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy N (Passing through District of Columbia - then crossing into VA).
  • Merge onto I-495 N / Capital Beltway toward MD (Crossing into MD).
  • Keep LEFT to take I-270 SPUR N via exit 38 toward Rockville / Frederick.
  • I-270 Spur N becomes I-270 N.
  • I-270 N becomes US-40 W.
  • US-40 W becomes US-15 N.
  • Follow Route. 15 North to the Fort Detrick/Seventh Street Exit
  • Bear right at the bottom of the ramp onto Seventh Street;
  • Follow straight to Fort Detrick entrance; turn right into the Main Gate;
  • Follow through gate to stop sign at 4-way intersection and turn left onto Porter Street;
  • Take first right onto Ditto Avenue and then second left onto Chandler Street;
  • Follow through two intersections to stop sign at Miller Drive;
  • Directly across from the second intersection are the NCI Administrative Offices, Building 427.
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