Fort Detrick
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Directions

Directions from Washington D.C.

Take I-270 North to Frederick, where it merges with U.S. Route 15 North. Take the Motter Ave exit (exit 16), and follow the signs to Fort Detrick's Nallin Farm Gate. The gate is located on the left directly across the street from 7-Eleven on Amber Dr.

Directions from Baltimore

Take I-70 West to Frederick and follow the signs to Route 15 North, exit 53A. Take the Motter Ave exit (exit 16) and follow the signs to Fort Detrick's Nallin Farm Gate. The gate is located on the left directly across the street from 7-Eleven on Amber Dr.

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Frederick County

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.

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Access Requirements

Fort Detrick and the Army are committed to ensuring the safety of the post and its personnel. All visitors to Fort Detrick and Forest Glen Annex will be required to be validated to enter.

When coming to Fort Detrick as a visitor, remember to bring the following items with you to ensure the quickest processing time at the Visitor Control Center.

  • Government issued identification (driver's license, ID card, passport)
  • Social Security number

Access Badge

The Visitor Control Center (VCC) is located at 9000 Veterans Drive, just inside of the Nallin Farm Gate off of Opossumtown Pike in Frederick. Upon arrival, you will park in the VCC parking lot and then enter the building where you will sign in as a visitor. Each visitor is run through the NCICIII database for a background check. After passing the background check you will be issued a pass that will allow you to enter through the Nallin Farm Gate.

Foreign nationals are permitted to visit Fort Detrick provided they have been cleared by the State Department and other appropriate Army channels. For more information about this process, call (301) 619-7114.

All media wishing to visit the post must coordinate their visit with the Public Affairs Office and will need to be escorted at all times. For more information about a media visit, call (301) 619-2018.

Taxies

Taxi drivers must apply for a visitor pass and cleared by NCIC-111. Drivers must possess a valid DL, valid taxicab operator's "hack" license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Taxi drivers will not be granted trusted traveler.

Food Deliveries/Vendors

Vendors and drivers must apply for a Installation Access Badge and be cleared through NCIC-111. Drivers must possess a valid state issued DL, state vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Commercial Delivery Vehicles

Drivers must possess a current bill of lading for the specific delivery containing an address on the installation. Drivers must possess a valid state issued DL, state vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Unless escorted, drivers will be cleared through NCIC-111 prior to delivery. If the vehicle has a seal, the seal's serial number will be checked against the bill of lading to ensure the cargo has not been tampered with. If the seal is broken or the serial number does not match a 100% inspection will be conducted.

Movers

Drivers must possess a current bill of lading for the specific delivery containing an address on the installation. Drivers must possess a valid state issued DL, state vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.

Gate Hours

Please have proper Identification ready prior to approaching the Security Guards. Guards are required to take physical possession of your Identification Cards in order to verify its validity. In order to expedite the verification process, please remove ID's from any ID holders, wallets, etc.

FOREST GLEN ANNEX

Brookville Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.
Weekends Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.
Holidays Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Fed ID holders.

Linden Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 1600-1730 Open for Outbound Vehicles ONLY and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

FORT DETRICK

Nallin Farm Gate

All visitors use Nallin Farm Gate.

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.
Weekends Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.
Holidays Open 24/7 Open for Inbound/Outbound Vehicle, Pedestrian Traffic, Visitors, Commercial Traffic and Federal ID holders.

Veterans Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 0530-1730 Inbound (Federal ID holders only)
Monday-Friday 0530-2100 Outbound Vehicles ONLY and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends Closed  
Holidays Closed  

Old Farm Gate

Days of Operation Hours Notes
Monday-Friday 0600-2100 Inbound (Federal ID holders only) / Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian traffic.
Weekends/Holidays 0900-2100 Inbound (Federal ID holders only) / Outbound Vehicle and Pedestrian traffic.

Fort Detrick Traffic Code

Fort Detrick Regulation 190-5 [PDF]

Summary. This regulation prescribes policies and procedures for the safe and legal operation of all vehicles, both privately-owned and military, when on Fort Detrick property, and specifies conduct subject to enforcement through administrative or judicial forums.

Applicability. This regulation applies to owners and operators of privately-owned vehicles who drive their vehicles on Fort Detrick property. Fort Detrick consists of all parcels of property under the command authority of the Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland including but not limited to the Frederick, Maryland parcels and the Forest Glen, Maryland parcel.

Fort Detrick Area Hotels/Motels

Hotel/Motel Listing [PDF]

This information is furnished for the benefit of prospective travelers and is not to be construed as an endorsement or recommendation for the Motels concerned by U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Detrick or the U.S. Army. Direct updates or corrections to the Housing Services Office, 1520 Freedman Drive Room 202, Fort Detrick, MD 21702; 301-619-3224, fax-301-619-2010, or E-mail us.

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