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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Visiting the Lab
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Contact SMML's main office:
Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory
Room 246, Building 010A, 10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
Phone: (301) 504-5364
Fax: (301) 504-5810

How to get to the Bioscience Research Building (010A)

The Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory is located in the Bioscience Research Building (Building 010A) on the west side of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC-West) in Beltsville, Maryland. (View a map of BARC.)

Follow the Travel Directions to Beltsville Area and Beltsville Agricultural Reseach Center (BARC) and then use the local directions below.

Due to increased security at BARC, all visitors without a USDA badge must report to Building 003 to sign the visitors' log and obtain a visitor badge. Visitor badges must be returned at the end of each day. The hours for obtaining/returning visitor badges are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Local Directions

  • Exit off Washington Beltway (I-495) at exit 25, Rt. 1 North (Baltimore Ave.)
  • After about 1/4 mile you will come to a Shell gas station and see the 14-story National Agricultural Library on the right
  • Turn left at the light onto South Drive to enter the research center
  • Immediately turn right onto Circle Drive and drive in front of the row of brick buildings. You may obtain a visitor pass in Building 003, the large brick building with a clocktower
  • At the end of the row of buildings turn left to continue behind Building 003. Take the second right down the hill to the Bioscience Research Building (Building 010A).

Accommodations in the area

Comfort Inn
Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1), College Park
(301) 441-8110

Comfort Suites
Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1), Laurel
(301) 206-2600

Fairfield Inn
Powder Mill Rd., Calverton
(301) 572-7100, 1-800-228-2800

Holiday Inn
Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1), Beltsville
(301) 345-6700

Sheraton College Park
Powder Mill Rd., Calverton
(301) 937-4422

Quality Inn
Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1), College Park
(301) 864-5820


Last Modified: 2/29/2012