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NCCAM staff work in several buildings on and off the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, DC. Please contact the person you are visiting to verify your destination.

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NIH Campus

The NCCAM Director and Executive Offices are located on the NIH Campus in Building 31. Research laboratories and the Clinical Center are also located on the main campus in Buildings 9 and 10.

Note: We encourage you to use public transportation, such as Metrorail subway. Visitor parking is extremely limited. There is a convenient Metrorail stop (Medical Center on the Red Line) on the NIH campus.

Two Democracy Plaza

The staffs that manage research funding and assist grant applicants work a few miles north of the NIH campus in Two Democracy Plaza (6707 Democracy Boulevard).

Metro

Metrorail (subway) service is available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and from Union Station (railway). The closest station to Two Democracy Plaza is the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on the Red Line (going toward Shady Grove). Grosvenor-Strathmore is one stop north of the NIH (which is the Medical Center station). From the Grosvenor station, it is necessary to take a cab or use Zipcar. Hint for the cab driver: We are located at 6707 Democracy Boulevard, which is near Montgomery Mall, immediately adjacent to Bethesda Marriott Suites Hotel.

Driving

From Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station

Head west on Tuckerman Lane. Turn left at Old Georgetown Road (Rt. 187). Take right exit toward Rockledge Boulevard/Rockledge Dr (follow signs for Rockledge Dr/I-270 N). Turn left at light onto Rockledge Boulevard. Continue straight to follow Rockledge Drive. Turn right at Democracy Boulevard. The entrance to Democracy Plaza is the first right turn after Fernwood Road.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

(40 minutes, 36 miles) Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36, Old Georgetown Road (Rt. 187). Bear right toward Rockville, going northwest for about 0.6 miles. Turn left on Democracy Boulevard for about 0.7 miles. The entrance to Democracy Plaza is the first right turn after Fernwood Road.

From Dulles International Airport

(25 minutes, 22 miles) Head east on the Dulles Airport Access Road for about 13 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Maryland. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 38 (I-270 north toward Rockville/Frederick). Take the Democracy Boulevard East exit. After about 0.2 miles on Democracy Boulevard, turn left onto Fernwood Road. Turn left at first light into Democracy Plaza. Take an immediate left and follow directions to visitor parking.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

(25 minutes, 18 miles) Head north on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 5 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Maryland. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 38 (I-270) north toward Rockville/Frederick. Take the Democracy Boulevard East exit. After about 0.2 miles on Democracy Boulevard, turn left onto Fernwood Road. Turn left at first light into Democracy Plaza. Take an immediate left and follow directions to visitor parking.>

From Baltimore and Points North of Washington, DC

Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36, Old Georgetown Road (Rt. 187). Bear right toward Rockville, going north for about 0.6 miles. Turn left on Democracy Boulevard for about 0.7 miles. The entrance to Democracy Plaza is the first right turn after Fernwood Road.

From Eastern and Southern Maryland and All Points Southeast of Washington, DC

At I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Baltimore then west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36, Old Georgetown Road (Rt. 187). Bear right toward Rockville, going north for about 0.6 miles. Turn left on Democracy Boulevard for about 0.7 miles. The entrance to Democracy Plaza is the first right turn after Fernwood Road.

From Virginia and Points South of Washington, DC

Take I-95 north toward Washington DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Northern Virginia and into Maryland. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 38 (I-270) north toward Rockville/Frederick. Take the Democracy Boulevard East exit. After about 0.2 miles on Democracy Boulevard, turn left onto Fernwood Road. Turn left at first light into Democracy Plaza. Take an immediate left and follow directions to visitor parking.

Visitor Parking

Please note: Visitor Parking is located outside next to One Democracy Plaza.

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