National Defense University
Fort Lesley J. McNair
The National Defense University is located on the grounds of historical Fort
Lesley J. McNair in Southwest Washington, D.C., between the Anacostia River
and the Washington Channel and near the Waterfront Marina, Arena Stage, and
Waterside Mall (currently under construction).
The Main Gate is open 0600-1700, Monday through Friday, closed on Federal
Holidays. The Visitors Gate (2d Street) is open 24 hours. The Pedestrian Gate
near the Coast Guard Headquarters Building and at the end of 2d Street is
open Monday through Friday, 0600-1800, closed on Federal Holidays. Photo
identification is required at all gates.
Pedestrians can access Fort McNair
through the main gate with proper photo identification.