Visitor's Guide

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is located within the Fort Detrick U.S. Army facility in Frederick, Maryland. Please be aware that you will be asked to provide Fort Detrick security with proof of identification, and your vehicle will be briefly searched, before you are allowed to enter the facility grounds. Visitors must check in with Protective Services to receive their Visitor Badges. Below you will find some useful information regarding your visit.

  • All visitors must enter through Nallin Gate, which is located on Opossumtown Pike at Amber Road. This is the only 24 hour gate. Please visit the Fort Detrick website for specific information regarding gate closures and access.
  • Your vehicle will be searched, including the trunk and any boxes, bags, or other items.
  • All visitors should first report to Frederick National Lab Protective Services in Building 426 before proceeding to any other destination.
  • NOTE: All buildings on the Frederick National Lab campus, with the exception of the Conference Center/Scientific Library (Building 549), are secured via a card-key system; therefore, a visitor must have an escort in order to enter a building.

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Campus Map

Campus Map ThumbnailThe map of the Frederick National Lab campus is a PDF file, which you can view and print using the free Adobe Reader.

Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please e-mail the Frederick National Lab Helpdesk, or call 301-846-5115.


The Frederick National Lab is located off the Rosemont Avenue or 7th Street exits of Route 15, in Frederick, Maryland.
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