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The Washington National Records Center (WNRC) at Suitland, Maryland

The Washington National Records Center (WNRC) in Suitland, Maryland.

Location

Mailing/Visiting Address

4205 Suitland Road,
Suitland, MD 20746-8001

Hours

Facility hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m.

Research hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed weekends and Federal holidays.

Transportation

Directions to WNRC

Map showing new entrance procedures. Enter NARA at Suitland at Gate 5.

The Washington National Records Center (WNRC) is located in the Suitland Federal Complex in Suitland, Maryland, approximately 7 miles east of the Capitol. You will need to schedule your visit, delivery or pickup of records at least a day in advance, no later than 4 p.m., so the WNRC can ensure the guards know who is visiting.

You must present a government issued photo ID to the security guards in order to enter.

Visitors

By Car From the Capital Beltway:
Take the Pennsylvania Avenue exit 11, northwest toward the District of Columbia. At the fifth traffic signal, turn left onto Silver Hill Road. At the fourth signal, turn right at Swann Road into Gate 5 at the Federal Complex.

By Car from Downtown Washington, DC:
Take Pennsylvania Avenue east and across the Anacostia River. Approximately 4 miles after the border with Maryland, turn right onto Silver Hill Road. At the fourth traffic signal, turn right at Swann Road into Gate 5 at the Federal Complex.

Public Transportation:
The closest Metrorail station is the Suitland Station on the Green line. Take any Green line train traveling towards Branch Avenue. The Suitland Station is the second to the last stop on the line. It is also located some distance from the WNRC and there is no shuttle service between the two. Pedestrian traffic must enter the Federal Complex at Gate 5 at the intersection of Silver Hill and Swan Roads. The WNRC is located towards the rear of the Federal Complex.

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