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Keck BuildingDirections to the Keck Center of the National Academies

The Keck Center, located in downtown Washington, D.C., is served by Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). It is accessible by Metro's Red and Green/Yellow lines.

By Car from Ronald Reagan National Airport:

1. Exit the airport to George Washington Memorial Parkway NORTH.
2. Exit to Memorial Bridge.
3. Bear LEFT after crossing Memorial Bridge into Washington, D.C.
4. Take second LEFT onto Henry Bacon Drive N.W. You must turn LEFT at this point as your route will be blocked by Jersey walls.
5. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Constitution Avenue N.W.
6. Turn LEFT onto Sixth Street N.W.
7. Cross E Street N.W. and look to your right for the parking entrance immediately before the fire station.

By Car from Dulles International Airport

1. Exit the airport to Airport Access Road EAST.
2. Follow until Access Road merges with Interstate 66 EAST.
3. Follow I-66 EAST across the Roosevelt Bridge into Washington, D.C. After the bridge, I-66 becomes Route 50 EAST/Constitution Avenue N.W.
4. Turn LEFT onto Sixth Street N.W.
5. Cross E Street N.W. and look to your right for the parking entrance immediately before the fire station.

By Car from Baltimore/Washington International Airport:

1. Exit the airport to Interstate 195 WEST.
2. Exit I-195 to MD-295 SOUTH (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) towards Washington, D.C.
3. Follow MD-295 SOUTH to exit for Route 50 WEST to downtown Washington, D.C.
4. Follow Route 50 WEST as it turns into New York Avenue N.E.
5. Turn LEFT onto Sixth Street N.W.
6. Cross F Street N.W. and look to your left for the parking entrance immediately after the fire station.

By Metro's Red Line

1. Take Metro's Red Line to the Judiciary Square station.
2. Exit the station by following signs to the Building Museum (F Street) exit, between Fourth and Fifth Streets N.W.
3. Turn LEFT and walk WEST on F Street N.W.
4. Cross Fifth Street N.W. and turn LEFT.
5. Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your right will be 500 Fifth St. N.W.

By Metro's Green or Yellow Line

1. Take Metro's Green or Yellow Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown station.
2. Exit the station by following signs to Seventh and F Streets/Arena.
3. Turn LEFT and walk EAST on F Street N.W., two blocks past the Verizon Center.
4. Turn RIGHT on to Fifth Street N.W.
5. Walk past the fire station parking lot. The next building on your right will be 500 Fifth St. N.W.