Directions to NRL



From the Beltway (I-495 near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge):

  • Take I-295 North to "Washington." From Virginia, I-295 is the first exit after the Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Exit 2b. This exit divides, take the left fork to I-295. From Maryland, I-295 is the last exit before the Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Exit 2.

  • NRL is Exit 1, the first exit off of I-295 (approximately 2 miles).

  • Make a right at the traffic light in front of the main gate onto Overlook Avenue. Make an immediate left into the parking lot. The Visitor Control Center (Building 72) is located on the corner in the brick building next to the main gate. You will need to get a visitor pass before entering the main gate.

    From Downtown and Points North:

  • Take I-295 South towards Bolling Air Force Base/Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

  • Pass Malcolm X (Bolling AFB main gate), take Exit 1 "US Naval Research Laboratory" (there is also a sign for "DC Village/Blue Plains/Academy").

  • Go through 2 traffic lights (past the Bolling AFB south gate and Bellevue Housing), turn right into the parking lot immediately before the next light (Sheppard Parkway). The Visitor Control Center (Building 72) is located on the corner in the brick building next to the main gate. You will need to get a visitor pass before entering the main gate.
  • Using Public Transportation:

  • When taking public transportation to NRL use the ‘Trip Planner’ tool that can be found here: WMATA Trip Planner. Enter the end destination as “Naval Research Lab” using both “bus" and “rail". Enter the time and date that you are planning to travel in the allotted sections and select “submit”.

    Example:

    Trip Planner Example

    Detailed Directions from Reagan National Airport are available on the Maps page.

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