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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
© Smithsonian Institution

Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746

Driving Directions via Mapquest


From Downtown Washington, D.C.

Take South Capital across the Anacostia River, take Suitland Parkway until the exit for Silver Hill South, exit right onto Silver Hill Road and go about 2 blocks to guard building inside black wrought iron gate on right (second driveway on right after off ramp). Ask the guard to direct you to the Museum Support Center.

From Baltimore, MD and points North

Take I-95 South to the Washington Beltway - I-495/I-95 South (toward Andrews Air Force Base or Richmond), take first exit for Route 4 - Pennsylvania Avenue (toward Washington, DC), at end of exit ramp move one lane to the left, go through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th onto Silver Hill Road, go past Suitland High School, the Federal Center, Suitland Metro station. At the wrought iron fence on the right after the metro station, turn into the driveway of the Smithsonian complex. Ask the guard to direct you to the Museum Support Center.

From Richmond, VA and points South

Take I-95 North to the Washington Beltway - I-495/I-95 East (towards Alexandria or Baltimore), take first exit for St. Barnabus Road, at the end of the ramp turn left at the light, go through several traffic lights and under Route 5 - Branch Avenue, continue through one more traffic light and make a right at the next traffic light onto Silver Hill Road, immediately get in the left hand lane and make the first left available toward the guard building inside the black wrought iron gate on the left. Ask the guard to direct you to the Museum Support Center.

From Maryland Eastern Shore

Take Route 50 West to the Washington Beltway - I-495/I-95 South (towards Andrews Air Force Base or Richmond), take first exit for Route 4 at Pennsylvania Avenue (towards Washington, DC), at end of exit ramp move one lane to the left, go through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th onto Silver Hill Road, go past Suitland High School, the Federal Center, and the Suitland Metro station. Take the driveway on the right to the guard building inside black wrought iron gate (second driveway on right after get off ramp). Ask the guard to direct you to the Museum Support Center.

From Pittsburgh, PA and points West

Take Route 70 East (towards Harrisburg or Philadelphia), take I-270 South to the Washington Beltway - I-495/I-95 East (take the I-270 spur that stays in Maryland), take first exit for Route 4 - Pennsylvania Avenue (towards Washington, DC), at end of exit ramp move one lane to the left, go through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th onto Silver Hill Road, go past Suitland High School, the Federal Center, and the Suitland Metro station. Take the driveway on the right to the guard building inside the black wrought iron gate. Ask the guard to direct you to the Museum Support Center.

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