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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

EMFSL Visitor Information

EMFSL scientists are located at multiple facilities across the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Please contact EMFSL scientists directly by phone or email to discuss arrangements for a possible visit to EMFSL facilities. International visitors may need to contact their embassy or the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (see bottom of this page) for assistance in obtaining approvals for a site visit.

Building 003Visitors must obtain visitor badges at the security desk in Building 003, located at 10300 Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1), approximately 1/2 mile north of the junction with the Capital Beltway (I-495).

Use the links on the left side of this page to see BARC visitor policies and maps

10300 Baltimore Ave.
Building 173 BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350

To contact the main EMFSL office (Building 173):
Phone 301.504.5607
Fax 301.504.6608

The ARS National Visitor Center was closed in October 2011 and no longer provides guided tours of BARC. More information about ARS Research can be found online at

International visitors may contact their own embassy, or the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service at 202.720.6725. For questions relating to ARS international research programs, contact the ARS Office of International Research Programs at 301.504.4545.

Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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