The National Archives at College Park, Maryland

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Location and Hours

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Directions to 8601 Adelphi Rd. Truck Deliveries use entrance at 3301 Metzerott Rd.


8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD  20740

Truck Deliveries - entrance at 3301 Metzerott Road

Customer Service Center: 1-866-272-6272 

Lost and Found: 301-837-2900



The research room at the National Archives at College Park, MD, is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Research appointments are highly encouraged, but you may also conduct research as a walk-in. Research appointments up to September 30, 2024 may be scheduled at the following pages on

Textual | Cartographic | Microfilm Reading Room | Moving Image & Sound | Still Pictures

Appointments from October 1, 2024 onward are available on the National Archives DC-area Research Appointments page.

Researchers may contact Textual Consultation at for advance consultation and Researcher Registration at for researcher registration or research room appointment questions.

Researchers may contact the Special Media addresses listed below for advance consultation and appointment questions:


Still Pictures: 

Moving Image and Sound:


Please see these frequently asked questions for further information about conducting in-person research at the National Archives.

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