Visitor’s Information Guide
Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and
Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF)
Updated Jan ‘17
6175 Guardian Gateway
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 410-272-9475 // 410-272-9471
Google Map to DAU-APG Location Click Here
• APG is divided into two parts Aberdeen (North) and Edgewood (South). The two sites are not internally connected and are separated by about a 30-minute drive along US-40. DAU is located on the Aberdeen (North) side.
• There is no requirement to have government stickers on your vehicle. Visitors who do not possess official US Government identification must enter via the Visitor Center at the MD-715 Gate (Maryland Ave). A photo identification, vehicle registration, and building number of your destination are required at the Visitor Center to obtain a Visitor Badge.
The MD-715 Gate is the visitors and commercial vehicle gate and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The MD-22 Gate is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This gate is only open to government ID holders.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 North to exit 80 (Riverside/Churchville); Follow MD-543 South for about 1.2 miles to US-40 East; Take US-40 East towards Aberdeen; Exit onto MD-715.
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 South to exit 80, MD-543, (Riverside/Churchville); At top of ramp turn left onto MD-543 South. Drive approximately 1.2 miles to US-40 East; Take exit onto US-40 East; Exit onto MD-715.
FROM BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BWI): Follow Airport Exit signs, and take I-195 W.; Take the MD-295/ BALTIMORE WASHINGTON PKWY NORTH exit. Merge onto MD-295N.; Take the I-895/HARBOR TUNNEL THRWY exit. Merge onto HARBOR TUNNEL TRWY. HARBOR TUNNEL TRWY becomes I-95 N (Portions toll). Take I-95 North to exit 80 (Riverside/Churchville); Follow MD-543 South for about 1.2 miles to US-40 East; Take US-40 East towards Aberdeen; Exit onto MD-715 and proceed to the 715/Maryland Avenue Gate.
FROM MD-715 GATE TO BUILDING 6175 GUARDIAN GATEWAY: Proceed through MD-715 Gate. Take first left onto Deer Creek Loop (at the sign “THE GATE”). Take first left onto Guardian Gateway. Follow until you get to the second right. Take second right. DAU is located in the one-story redbrick building on your left. Please park in the front of the building.
On-Post LODGING INFORMATION: The per diem rate for the Aberdeen area is $104 Lodging and $59 Meals and Incidental Expenses. Hotel reservations for IHG Army Hotels on Aberdeen PG, the on post hotel, can be made either by using the booking link https://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/reservation or by calling the hotel direct at (410) 278-5148 or (410) 278-5149. The hotel address is Swan Creek Inn, Building 2207 Bel Air Street, APG, MD 21005.
Off-Post HOTEL INFORMATION: If you are unable to get Army Lodging, the following hotels are located off I-95 near MD-543 at Exit 80 Riverside/Churchville. This exit is the closest to the MD-715 Gate.
Home2 Suites, 20 Newton Rd, (410) 272-0203 (located on MD-715 and US-40, closest to Post)
Homewood Suites Hilton, 4170 Philadelphia Rd 410-297-8585
Candlewood Suites Extended Stay, 4216 Philadelphia Rd 410-914-3060
Spring Hill Suites (Marriott) 1420 Handlir Dr 410-297-4970
Country Inn Suites, 1435 Handlir Dr 410-297-9444
Wingate Inn by Wyndham, 1326 Policy Dr 410-272-2929 Extended Stay America, 1361 James Way 410-273-0194
There are additional hotels located at I-95 Exit 85 Aberdeen/Churchville:
Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium, 830 Long Dr 410-272-0440
Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Beards Hill Rd. 410-272-1777
La Quinta Inn, 793 West Bel Air Ave. 410-272-6000
Holiday Inn, 1007 Beards Hill Rd. 410-272-8100
For any additional information, please contact Cory Hall firstname.lastname@example.org 410-272-9475 or Ben Metcalfe email@example.com 410-272-9471
For current Aberdeen Proving Ground operating status such as delayed opening/closing due to weather or other circumstances please call 410-278-7669.
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