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Driving Directions and Nearby Hotels
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USDA/ARS Food Surveys Research Group
BARC-West
10300 Baltimore Avenue, Building 005, Room 102
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350
301-504-0170

Because of requirements set by USDA and ARS Homeland Security, visitors to FSRG must follow security procedures. Anyone who does not have a USDA photo identification card must obtain a visitor's badge and wear it, clearly visible, at all times while on site.

If you make arrangements with FSRG in advance, we can have a badge waiting for you. Otherwise, visitors to Building 005 must go to the desk in the front lobby of Building 003 to check in between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Directions to Building 005

By Car -- Follow the driving directions below from either the Beltway (I-495 / I-95) or Route 1 to Building 005. Parking is available on Circle Drive and to the side and rear of Building 005.

By Metro -- Take the train to the Greenbelt Station on the Green Line. Take a taxi or metro bus #89 to the Research Center on Route 1 at Circle Drive. Walk to Building 005.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Driving from the NORTH

Take I-95 to the Capital Beltway (I-95/495 South) toward Richmond and College Park.
[Alternatively, take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295) South to the Capital Beltway (I-95/495) North toward Baltimore.]

Follow local directions

Driving from the WEST

Take I-66 East or I-270 South to the Capital Beltway(I-495).
Take I-495 East toward Baltimore and Silver Spring.

Follow local directions

Driving from the SOUTH

Take I-95 to the Capital Beltway(I-95/I-495).
Take I-495 North toward Baltimore.

Follow local directions

Driving from the EAST

Take Route 50 West to the Capital Beltway(I-495).
Take I-95/I-495 North toward Baltimore.

Follow local directions

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Driving from WASHINGTON, D.C. (Northeast/Southeast)

Take Rhode Island Avenue (U.S. 1) North (becomes Baltimore Avenue). Continue on U.S. 1 through College Park. You will cross an overpass over the Capital Beltway (I-495).
A traffic signal is located just after the overpass -- count this as the 1st signal.
After the 2nd traffic signal, immediately get into the left lane. You will see the 14-story National Agricultural Library ahead on the right.
At the 3rd traffic signal, turn left onto South Drive.
Turn 1st right onto Circle Drive. The 3rd building on the left is Building 003, where visitors (other than USDA employees) must sign in and obtain a visitor's badge. Continue to follow Circle Drive to Building 005, the 5th building on the left. Parking is available on Circle Drive and to the side and rear of Building 005.

LOCAL DIRECTIONS (see map)

Take Exit 25 onto Route 1 North (Baltimore Avenue). As soon as the ramp brings you onto Route 1, start counting traffic signals.
After the 2nd traffic signal, immediately get into the left lane. You will see the 14-story National Agricultural Library ahead on the right.
At the 3rd traffic signal, turn left onto South Drive.
Turn 1st right onto Circle Drive. The 3rd building on the left is Building 003, where visitors (other than USDA employees) must sign in and obtain a visitor's badge. Continue to follow Circle Drive to Building 005, the 5th building on the left. Parking is available on Circle Drive and to the side and rear of Building 005.

NEARBY HOTELS

Hampton Inn Washington - College Park
9670 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD  20740
301-345-2200
301-441-0153
301-441-1665
1-800-426-7866
www.hamptoninn.com/hi/collegepark

Holiday Inn College Park
10000 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD  20740
301-345-6700
1-800-465-4329
www.holiday-inn.com/was-collegepk

Marriott Courtyard Greenbelt
6301 Golden Triangle Drive
Greenbelt, MD  20770
301-441-3311
1-800-321-2211
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/WASGR

Marriott Greenbelt
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD  20740
301-441-3700
1-800-321-2211
http://marriott.com/property/propertypage.mi?marshaCode=WASGB