Directions to Meetings
Note: Ft. Myer security and access can be a bit onerous.
If you're unfamiliar with the process or making your first
visit, be sure to read our item about Entry to Ft. Myer.
General Membership Meetings
Patton Hall (the building formerly known
as the Officers' Club)
Abrams & Chafee rooms, 2nd floor
214 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1200
There are two entrances into Fort Myer:
The main (Hatfield) gate, which is open at all times, and the Iwo Jima (Wright) gate, which is only open from 5 am to 9 pm.
If you do not have DoD ID, you will need to enter through the Hatfield gate.
From Downtown Washington, DC (directions to the Hatfield Main Gate)
- Get onto I-395 South.
- Proceed across the Potomac River.
- Take the Washington Blvd/Ridge Road exit (8A).
- Proceed toward the Carpool Staging Area/Pentagon South Parking.
- Stay right, and then merge left onto Washington Blvd/VA Rte 27.
- Go past the two right exits for Columbia Pike.
- Take the 3rd right onto the exit ramp for Ft. Myer.
- Proceed up the ramp to the Hatfield Gate. You'll be on Carpenter Road.
- The gate is open 24/7.
Immediately through the gate, signs will direct you to your right into one of two security lanes:
- If you do not have DoD ID you'll be directed to the left into the visitor screening lane.
- If you do have DoD ID you'll be directed to the right into the pass-through lane.
Upon exiting the security lanes you must turn right, back onto Carpenter Road—Caution—
5 mph speed limit until the stop sign at McNair Road.
- At the stop sign, turn left onto McNair Road.
- Drive about a block, past the Main Exchange (on your left), and turn left onto Pershing Drive.
- Drive about a block, past the gas station and convenience store
(on your right), to the stop sign at Sheridan Avenue.
The fire house
will be immediately in front of you.
- Turn right onto Sheridan Avenue and continue ~3/4 mile until it ends at Jackson Avenue.
- Turn right onto Jackson Avenue.
- Patton Hall is a half block ahead on the left.
- Park in front of Patton Hall in the lot on your right, or just beyond Patton Hall in the lot on your left.
From Maryland over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the Capital Beltway (I-495)
From I-95 at the Beltway, continue north onto I-395 (Shirley Highway) towards Washington -or-
From the Beltway, take Exit 57B onto I-395 north towards Washington
- Continue ~7-1/2 miles and exit right at Exit 8, then stay left for VA Rte 27/Washington Blvd North
- Go past the two right exits for Columbia Pike and take the next right onto the exit ramp for Ft. Myer
- Follow the directions above as you enter through the Hatfield Gate
From the North on the Capital Beltway (I-495) (directions to the Iwo Jima gate—for visitors with DoD ID)
From the Outer Loop—immediately after crossing the American Legion Bridge from MD into VA -or-
From the Inner Loop—immediately before crossing the American Legion Bridge from VA into MD:
- Exit right onto the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Exit 43B
- Continue 8+ miles (~1/2 mile past Key Bridge) and exit right onto US Route 50 West
- Stay in the right lane as you merge onto Rte. 50 and immediately exit right, up the
ramp for Ft. Myer Drive/N. Meade Street
- Turn left and proceed ~4/10 mile to the stop sign at Marshall Drive
(you'll pass the Iwo Jima Memorial on your left)
- Turn right to enter through the Iwo Jima gate
- After passing through the security check follow the directions below to get to Patton Hall
From the West (directions to the Iwo Jima gate—for visitors with DoD ID)
- Heading East on I-66, take Exit 75 to Rte. 110 South towards the Pentagon/Alexandria
- Get immediately in the right lane and take the first right exit onto Marshall Drive to the gate
- After the security check continue about 1/2 mile to Patton Hall on your right
- Park in the lot on your right just before Patton Hall, or in front of Patton Hall in the lot on your left
- You can get to the Iwo Jima gate from the south but the left turn from 110 across oncoming traffic, onto Marshall Drive,
can be a real bear in rush hour
- You can exit through the Iwo Jima gate until it closes at 9pm.
Departing Patton Hall—To return to the Hatfield Gate
- With Patton Hall on your right, drive West on Jackson Ave. about a block and turn left onto Sheridan Avenue.
- At the stop sign by the fire house (Pershing Dr.), continue straight—Caution—20mph speed limit.
- Turn right at the stop sign onto Carpenter Rd. and proceed out the gate.