To request visitor access:

1. Scan the QR code below or visit, https://pass.aie.army.mil/apg.

2. Complete the on-line registration pages.  Do not change the date of arrival.  Once you complete the registration and the record is vetted you will receive one of two emails:

  1. Pass is approved.  The email will have the pass attached.  Go to the gate and show the pass to the guard.  They will scan your pass or driver’s license.
  2. There is an issue, proceed to the VCC.   If the VCC is open, go there.  If the VCC is closed, go to the visitor lane (right lane) and show the guard the email and your driver’s license. They will conduct additional vetting and determine if access will be granted.

Gate Hours & Directions
Aberdeen Proving Ground is comprised of two areas: the Aberdeen Area/APG North and Edgewood Area/APG South. These areas are not connected but are within a short driving distance of one another. The regular gate hours of operation are listed below.

Aberdeen Area/APG North Gate Schedule
MD 715 (Maryland Boulevard): Open 24/7/365. All DoD or Federal Identification card holders may use this access control point. All trucks, commercial deliveries, non-DoD / Federal ID card-holders, and visitors MUST use the access control point for entry to APG North

MD 22 (Harford Boulevard): Open between 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every day including weekends and holidays. This gate is open to outbound traffic only Monday - Friday until 6 p.m., and is open only to personnel with a DoD or Federal Identification Card, visitors with a DoD or Federal identification card holder escort that must remain with them the entire duration they are on the installation.

APG North Visitor Control Center Operations:
MD 715: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
MD 715 : Closed on weekends and holidays

Edgewood Area/APG South Gate Operations:
Route 24/Hoadley Road Gate: Open 24/7/365
Wise Road Gate: Open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays. 


APG South Visitor Control Center Operations:
MD 24: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, Closed on Weekends and Holidays

Driving Directions
To APG - Aberdeen Area/APG North via Maryland Blvd (Rt. 715) Gate

  • Destinations South of APG: Take I-95 North towards New York. Please be advised of tolls.
  • Destinations North of APG: Take I-95 South towards Baltimore. Please be advised of tolls.
  • Take exit 80 (Belcamp) and turn onto MD-543 South.
  • Continue on MD 543 for approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Take exit to US 40 East.
  • Follow Route 40 and take the MD 715 exit for Aberdeen Proving Ground.
  • Proceed to APG Visitor's Center on the right. Use far right-hand lane to access Visitor's Gate.

To APG - Edgewood Area/APG South via Route 24 Gate

  • Destinations South of APG: Take I-95 North towards New York. Please be advised of tolls.
  • Destinations North of APG: Take I-95 South towards Baltimore. Please be advised of tolls.
  • Take exit 77 (Edgewood/Bel Air), Route 24 South toward Edgewood.
  • Keep straight on Route 24 and follow signs to the Visitors' Center once you arrive at the installation.

From Aberdeen Area/APG North to Edgewood Area/APG South

  • Exit from the 715 Gate, merge onto Route 40 West/Pulaski Hwy.
  • Continue on Route 40 West/Pulaski Hwy for approximately 10 miles.
  • Take Route 24 exit on right, just before the overpass.
  • Make left at traffic signal light, onto Route 24 and continue straight.
  • Proceed to Route 24 Gate and enter Visitor's Center on the right.

From Edgewood Area/APG South to Aberdeen Area/APG North

  • Exit from the Route 24 Gate.
  • Take the Route 40/Pulaski Hwy exit on right and turn left onto Route 40 East at the traffic signal.
  • Follow Route 40 and take the MD 715 exit for Aberdeen Proving Ground.
  • Proceed on Maryland Blvd (Rt. 715); use far right-hand lane to access the Visitor's Center.

Visitors and Deliveries

  • Visitors and deliveries must enter through the Maryland Boulevard (Route 715) Gate for Aberdeen Area/APG North or the Hoadley Road (Route 24) Gate for Edgewood Area/APG South.
  • Entry to the installation requires a valid photo ID for attendees 18 and over, not a requirement for anyone under the age of 18 to have a picture ID unless they are driving.
  • Drivers must present a valid driver's license and current vehicle registration
  • All persons and their possessions, to include vehicles, are subject to inspection by the Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Department.
  • Currently DoD Registration stickers are not required or offered at APG.

Motor Vehicle Insurance and Driving Requirements
Each person operating a motor vehicle in the state of Maryland must have insurance that complies with Maryland Law. This requirement also applies to non-resident owners or registrants of motor vehicles physically present within the state for more than 90 of the preceding 365 days.

Driver safety requirements for APG are as follows:

  • While driving a privately owned vehicle (POV) or operating a government vehicle, a hands-free device must be used when talking on a cellular phone.
  • Texting is not permitted while driving
  • Speed detection devices cannot be utilized on any DoD installation.
  • All occupants must wear seat belts regardless of position in vehicle. Children age six and under must be buckled up regardless of where they are sitting in the vehicle; children ages four and five must be secured in either a seat belt or approve child restraint seat; children under the age of 4 must be secured in an approved car seat.
  • Full headlights are required when driving in rain, at dusk or in fog.