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Note to all NIST Visitors:

The Gaithersburg, Md., and Boulder, Colo., campuses of NIST are closed to the general public at this time. Official visitors must present photo identification upon arrival. Visitors can access the Gaithersburg campus from the main gate at W. Diamond Ave. and Bureau Drive only. Visitors must wear a visitor badge at all times while on the NIST campus.

How to get to the NIST facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland, or Boulder, Colorado

The headquarters site of the National Institute of Standards & Technology is located near Gaithersburg, Maryland, just off Interstate Route 270, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the center of Washington, D.C. NIST provides shuttle service from the Shady Grove Metro (subway) station. For further information on transportation, food/dining, hotels/motels and more see the Visitor Information page.

Directions to Main Campus:

From northbound I-270 take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the first light onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn left onto the NIST grounds.

From southbound I-270 take Exit 11, Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the first light onto Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road. After you merge onto Rt. 124, Quince Orchard Road, turn left at the second light onto Route 117, West Diamond Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto NIST grounds.

Directions to NIST North:

From northbound I-270 take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the first light onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn right, proceed on block and turn right. NIST North is straight ahead.

From southbound I-270 take Exit 11, Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the first light onto Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road. At next light, turn left onto Firstfield Road. Proceed two blocks. Firstfield Road ends at NIST North.

NIST Metro Shuttle
NIST provides shuttle service for official visitors and staff to and from the Shady Grove Metro Station. Visitors using Metro can meet the NIST shuttle at the east side "Kiss & Ride" area of the Shady Grove Metro Station at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. The shuttle departs from the front of the NIST Administration Building on the hour and half hour, and stops at NIST North four minutes later on the way to the Metro station.

The shuttle operates Monday through Friday except on federal holidays.Map showing DC Metro Connections to NIST Gaithersburg Campus--

 

 

 

 

Date created: 2/19/01
Last updated: 10/21/03
Contact: inquiries@nist.gov