The National Archives at College Park, Maryland


Mailing/Visiting Address

National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Archives II is located on Adelphi Road near the University of Maryland's College Park campus. 

Deliveries - please use the 3301 Metzerott Road entrance.

3301 Metzerott Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001


Pull Times for Records:
Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM., 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM.

Research Hours

Our research room hours are M-F from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays



Driving directions

From I-495 (The Capital Beltway) take exit 28B for New Hampshire Avenue (Route 650) south.
Once headed south on New Hampshire, take a left at the second light onto Adelphi Road.
Follow Adelphi Road for a couple of miles until you see the large green sign for Archives II on the left. Turn into the entrance.


3301 Metzerott Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001


Visitor parking is available, but can be limited during research hours. Parking spaces in the garage area can fill quickly. If you plan to visit, we recommend that you use public transportation ( see below).

If you intend to drive and park, please note:

  • Parking opens to the public at 8:00 AM and you must leave the parking areas no later than 30 minutes after the research room closes. (Jump to hours for College Park, MD)
  • Upon arrival, a security officer will:
    • Check the driver's license of the operator and photo identification of any passengers (all visitors must present photo ID)
    • Direct you to the parking garage, satellite parking or street parking based on parking availability
  • Ample accessible designated parking is available and is closest to elevators on all three levels of the parking garage.
  • Overnight parking is not permitted. If your vehicle becomes disabled in our parking areas, please inform a security officer as towing is enforced.
  • If the Homeland National Terrorism Alert System (NTAS) is raised to an "Imminent or Elevated Threat Alert", additional security screening procedures may significantly delay entrance of visitor vehicles, as random vehicle inspections will occur. This will include an inspection of the under carriage with mirrors and the trunk and passenger compartments. Any vehicle operator who will not permit the inspection will be denied parking and required to leave the property.

    Note: NARA reserves the authority to randomly inspect vehicles even if the NTAS is not raised.


Subway Service

Take Metrorail's Green Line to the College Park Metro station.

Bus Service

The C-8 Metrobus provides service from the College Park Metro station on the Green Line to NARA's College Park facility.

The C-8 Metrobus, the College Park/White Flint line, also serves Red Line stations at:

  • White Flint
  • Glenmont

For more specific information on routes, fares, and timetables for Metrobus and Metrorail, please see the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority or telephone Metro at 202-637-7000.

(Note: the National Archives and Records Administration is not responsible for any information posted on

Free Staff Shuttle Bus

  • Monday through Friday only
  • Between the College Park and Washington, DC buildings.
  • Depart Washington, DC: 8 AM - 5 PM on the hour
  • Depart College Park: 8 AM - 5 PM on the hour
  • Researchers may use it on a space available basis.
  • Fully accessible for persons with disabilities, and are lift-equipped for wheelchairs

Saturday Shuttle Service

NARA no longer offers Saturday shuttle service between Prince George’s Plaza and Archives II.

NARA continues to offer weekday shuttle service between Archives I and Archives II from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Distance from Local Airports

  • From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 14 miles
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): 28 miles
  • From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): 34 miles


Food Service

In College Park, there is a full-service cafeteria where meals and snacks may be purchased Monday through Friday. The cafeteria is conveniently located on the first floor adjacent to the Main Lobby.

  • Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a choice of hot entrees, soups, salads, daily specials, sandwiches, and grilled foods is available.
  • Smoking is permitted on the outdoor terrace.