Travel Information

Directions and Parking
Location of the Event:
NGA Campus East
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield VA 22150
Map

Directions to the NGA Visitor Control Center (VCC)

Directions from I-95 and Points South: 

  • Take I-95 North toward the Springfield Interchange
  • Take EXIT 166B/Backlick Road (VA-617 N) onto Fairfax County Pkwy (SR-286)
  • Take Backlick Road North (VA-617 N)
  • Continue on Backlick Road (past Fullerton Road)
  • At the intersection of Backlick Road & Barta Road, turn LEFT onto Barta Road
  • Go STRAIGHT at the intersection with Heller Road
  • Turn LEFT onto GEOINT Drive (toward NGA’s Main Gate)
  • Before entering Main Gate, turn RIGHT into the Visitor Parking Lot
  • After parking, check in at the Visitor Control Center

Directions from Springfield and the Franconia/Springfield Parkway:
 

  • Take Backlick Road South
  • At the intersection of Backlick Road & Barta Road, turn RIGHT onto Barta Road
  • Go STRAIGHT at the intersection with Heller Road
  • Turn LEFT onto GEOINT Drive (toward NGA’s Main Gate)
  • Before entering Main Gate, turn RIGHT into the Visitor Parking Lot
  • After parking, check in at the Visitor Control Center

Directions from the North and West along Fairfax County Parkway: 

  • Take Fairfax County Pkwy (SR-286) South
  • Take the exit for SR-286 Fairfax County Parkway South
  • Take the next exit for Barta Road
  • Turn LEFT onto Barta Road Continue STRAIGHT on Barta Road to enter the Fort Belvoir North Area
  • Continue STRAIGHT past  the NGA’s West GateTurn
  • RIGHT onto GEOINT Drive (toward NGA’s Main Gate)
  • Before entering Main Gate, turn RIGHT into the Visitor Parking Lot
  • After parking, check in at the Visitor Control Center

Directions from Ft Belvoir, Newington, and Points East and South along Fairfax County Parkway:
 

  • Take Fairfax County Pkwy (SR-286) North
  • Take Backlick Road North (VA-617 N)
  • Continue on Backlick Road (past Fullerton Road) 
  • At the intersection of Backlick Road & Barta Road, turn LEFT on Barta Road
  • Go STRAIGHT at the intersection with Heller Road
  • Turn LEFT onto GEOINT Drive (toward NGA’s Main Gate)
  • Before entering Main Gate, turn RIGHT into the Visitor Parking Lot
  • After parking, check in at the Visitor Control Center

Parking

A special parking form and instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants the week before the event.

 

Map

A Google map is available here.

 

Hotels

Should you need accommodations, listed below are several hotels located close to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency that you may wish to contact. Please be aware that AFCEA has made no special arrangements with any of these hotels.

 

Courtyard by Marriott

6710 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150

(703) 924-7200

 

Embassy Suites Springfield

8100 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA 
(571) 339-2000 

 

Hilton Springfield

6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA

(703) 971-8900 ‎

 

Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill

6412 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA

(703) 644-0020 ‎