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New Visitor Parking Lot on Bethesda Campus Now Open

blacktop parking lot with fencing in foreground, tree at left of frame

A new surface parking lot (Lot 18) for visitors opened Mar. 1, making 104 spaces available.

Photo: Eric Bock

Sign for new parking lot 18

Photo: Eric Bock

map of Bethesda campus with buildings, roads, parking areas represented

A new visitor parking lot (Lot 18) with 104 spaces opened Mar. 1. The lot is located on the south side of campus near the National Library of Medicine and Lot 41. 

Visitors should use Lot 18 in lieu of Lot 4A (valet parking only) and in addition to MLP-11. See campus parking map at left or online:

Parking hours for the new surface lot are Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

The hourly rate is $2 per hour. Beyond three hours, a $12 all-day rate applies.

Both the NIH Campus and Campus Limited shuttles will service Lot 18. For shuttle schedules, see: 

For more information, visit the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation: or contact Sean Cullinane by email: or phone: (301) 496-9621.

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