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One Democracy Plaza, Suite 506
6701 Democracy Blvd., MSC 4880
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Phone: 301-594-1247
Fax: 1-301-594-1179
E-mail: baochau.huynh@nih.gov


Map of One and Two Democracy Plaza

(Note - This is not the main NIH campus)


Shuttle from NIH


Visitors from NIH should take the Rockledge shuttle, which drops riders off at the front of Two Democracy Plaza.


Metro


The closest Metrorail station to Democracy Plaza is the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on the Red Line (going toward Shady Grove). From the Grosvenor station, it is necessary to take a cab. Visitors can also take Metro to the Medical Center station on the Red line located on the NIH campus. From the Medical Center Metro station, visitors can take the free Rockledge shuttle to and from Democracy Plaza.


Driving Directions


From Bethesda, MD

  • Go north on Old Georgetown Road
  • Turn left on Democracy Blvd.
  • Make the first right AFTER Fernwood Rd. into the Democracy Plaza/Marriott Hotel area. (just before the Interstate 270 entrance)
  • Turn right and follow the road around the visitor parking lot (you have to enter from the other side)
  • Turn left at the stop sign
  • Turn left into the Visitor parking lot

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 the first light into Democracy Plaza. Take another immediate left and follow the signs to Two Democracy.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
25 minutes, 18 miles

  • Head north on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 12 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 the first light into Democracy Plaza. Take another immediate left and follow the signs to Two Democracy.

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 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 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 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 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 after less than 100 feet back onto Democracy Boulevard and take the first right into Democracy Plaza.

Visitor Parking


When you enter Democracy Plaza/Marriott Hotel area:

  • Make immediate RIGHT and follow the road around the Visitor Parking Lot (on your left).
  • Turn LEFT at stop sign and turn LEFT into Visitor Parking Lot.