Directions

Situated between Baltimore, Md., (46 miles) and Washington, D.C., (45 miles), Frederick County, Md., adjoins Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The major highways that access the county are 1-70, I-270, U.S. 15, U.S. 40, U.S. 40A and U.S. 340. Frederick County is easily accessible by automobile, air, train, and motorcoach. Reagan National, Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International airports are less than an hour from Frederick, which is also served by Frederick Municipal Airport. A Greyhound Bus Service is also located in Frederick City. There is a MARC commuter rail station in downtown Frederick.

Directions to Fort Detrick

 

Directions from Baltimore, Md.

Individuals with Federally Issued Identification

  • Take Interstate 695 around Baltimore to Interstate 70 West.
  • In Frederick, take Exit #53, Route 15 North.
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the 7th Street exit.
  • Turn right on 7th Street, follow 4 blocks to Fort Detrick's Main Gate.

Visitors and Deliveries

  • Take Interstate 695 around Baltimore to Interstate 70 West.
  • In Frederick, take Exit #53, Route 15 North.
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the Motter Avenue Exit.
  • The exit circles around and you bear to the right an proceed onto Opossumtown Pike. Follow Opossumtown Pike for approximately 1 mile.  Turn left at the traffic signal at Amber Road.
  • You must stop at the visitor's center on the immediate right after making the turn to receive a visitor's pass.

Directions from Hagerstown, Md.

Individuals with Federally Issued Identification

  • Take Interstate 70 East to Rt. 15 North (Exit #52).
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the 7th Street Exit.
  • Turn right on 7th Street follow 4 blocks to Fort Detrick's Main Gate.

Visitors and Deliveries

  • Take Interstate 70 East to Rt. 15 North (Exit #52).
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the Motter Avenue exit.
  • The exit circles around and you bear to the right an proceed onto Opossumtown Pike. Follow Opossumtown Pike for approximately 1 mile.  Turn left at the traffic signal at Amber Road.
  • You must stop at the visitor's center on the immediate right after making the turn to receive a visitor's pass.

Directions from Washington D. C.

Individuals with Federally Issued Identification

  • Take Interstate 495 North to Interstate 270 (Exit #38) toward Rockville, MD.
  • At Frederick, Interstate 270 ends and joins Route 15 North.
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the 7th Street Exit.
  • Turn right on 7th Street follow 4 blocks to Fort Detrick's Main Gate.

Visitors and Deliveries

  • Take Interstate 495 North to Interstate 270 (Exit #38) toward Rockville, MD.
  • At Frederick, Interstate 270 ends and joins Route 15 North.
  • Follow Rt 15 North to the Motter Avenue Exit.
  • The exit circles around and you bear to the right an procede onto Opossumtown Pike. Follow Opossumtown Pike for approximately 1 mile.  Turn left at the traffic signal at Amber Road
  • You must stop at the visitor's center on the immediate right after making the turn to receive a visitor's pass.
Contact Information 
Phone: 301.619.7175  

Hours: Lobby hours: 0730-1630

 

Location: 1434 Porter Street