Visiting MITRE

Visiting MITRE

Below, you'll find links to addresses, maps, and hotels near our Bedford, Massachusetts, and McLean, Virginia, campuses. We also recommend reviewing our list of frequently asked questions before you arrive. Can't find your question on the list? Please feel free to talk with your MITRE point of contact or contact us through the website. Learn more about our locations, including street addresses.

For Bedford visitors, please see our Bedford campus map, a list of nearby hotels, and information about area activities, restaurants, and more.

If you are visiting McLean, please see our McLean campus map and Metro/MITRE Interoffice Shuttle schedule. We also share a list of nearby hotels and information about area activities, restaurants, and more.

For information on visiting other MITRE locations, please consult your MITRE point of contact.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • +Where do I start my visit?

    Every MITRE visit starts in the building lobby where your MITRE contact has arranged to meet you. At that time, we'll ask you to show identification at the front desk.

  • +What kind of identification will I need?

    With the exception of minors, all visitors must show government-issued proof of identification, such as a driver's license or passport. If you don't have a government-issued ID, your MITRE point of contact can verify your identity in person. Once we've verified your identity, you'll receive an access badge.

  • +Do I need to wear my badge throughout the visit?

    Yes. Everyone on MITRE premises—employees and visitors alike—wears an identification badge at all times to make it easier to control access to our facilities. Visitors use specially marked "V badges" that grant different levels of access to our buildings.

  • +Do I need an escort once I'm in the building?

    For most visitors, the answer is yes. Your badge will indicate if you need a MITRE escort during your visit.

  • +What are MITRE's normal business hours? What if I need to visit after-hours?

    Because you'll need to receive a visitor's badge from Corporate Security, you must visit during normal business hours. In general, that's from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. We make exceptions for events scheduled outside of business hours. In those cases, security personnel will be available to check you in and out. For other exceptions, your MITRE point of contact should notify Security to make sure staff is available to help you.

  • +Do you offer tours of MITRE facilities?

    No, MITRE isn't open to the public in the traditional sense. But if you have time, your MITRE contact is free to show you around. When our office is located in another organization's building, especially in the case of military facilities, there may be exceptions.

  • +Are there any special requirements for bringing children or students to MITRE?

    Children are welcome at MITRE during standard business hours. However, they must be escorted by a MITRE-employee parent or guardian or be part of a school/tour group. Young people who work at MITRE as interns receive their own identification badges.

  • +What if I'm a foreign national?

    We welcome foreign nationals with professional or personal business at MITRE. However, there are limitations on where they may go and what information they may receive. If you're not a U.S. citizen or legal resident, please check with your MITRE point of contact before visiting. In most cases, the employee you plan to visit must file a notice with Corporate Security several days in advance. You will still need identification, just like any other visitor.

  • +May I smoke while visiting MITRE?

    MITRE provides a tobacco- and smoke-free working environment to our employees, tenants, and visitors, so there's no smoking allowed inside any MITRE facility. We provide marked smoking areas outside most of our buildings.

  • +Is there parking available onsite?

    Our main campuses in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va., have plenty of available free parking. Most of our sites do as well. If you're visiting one of our site locations, please ask your MITRE point of contact if there are any restrictions on parking.

  • +Are there hotels nearby?

    Yes, there are numerous hotels near our main campuses and most other offices as well. We've provided links to information on conveniently located hotels in Bedford and McLean below.

  • +May I use MITRE's shuttle service in McLean?

    Yes. Anyone visiting MITRE for business purposes—such as a meeting or a job interview—may use the Metro/MITRE Interoffice Shuttle. The shuttle travels in two loops—from the station to MITRE's Rappahannock Building, then from the station to MITRE's Polk Building and our main campus on Colshire Drive. Please bring your MITRE-related paperwork, such as an event invitation, to show the driver.​

  • +What if I'm attending a classified meeting?

    If the meeting you're attending contains classified information, it's important to provide MITRE with a valid security clearance beforehand. Please send your clearance to the appropriate MITRE security office at least three days in advance, so your badge will be ready when you arrive. Our security personnel can answer any questions and confirm receipt of your clearance. For Bedford visitors, please contact 781.271.2825. For McLean, please contact 703.983.5800. For other locations, please ask your MITRE contact for more information.

  • +Is MITRE open during snowstorms and other bad weather?

    When bad weather strikes, our first concern is safety. When the weather is bad enough to close roads, schools, or government offices, we may close our campuses. Please check the mitre.org homepage, our Twitter feed, our Facebook page, or our LinkedIn page for up-to-the-minute status announcements.

 Bedford Hotels

Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Bedford
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730
Ph. 781.275.5500

Hampton Inn Bedford Burlington
25 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821
Ph: 978.262.9977

Homewood Suites-Boston-Billerica/Bedford/Burlington 
35 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA 01821
Ph. 978-670-7111

Courtyard Boston Billerica/Bedford Marriott
270 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Ph. 978.670.7500

Sonesta Burlington Suites
11 Old Concord Road
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph. 781.221.2233

Candlewood Suites Boston-Burlington
130 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph. 781.229.4300

Element by Westin Lexington
727 Marrett Road-B
Lexington, MA 02421
Ph. 781.761.1750

Aloft Lexington
727 Marrett Road-A
Lexington, MA 02421
Ph. 781.761.1700

Hyatt House Burlington
2 Van de Graaff Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph. 781.270.0800

 McLean Hotels

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Ph. 703.893.1234

The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
Ph. 703.506.4300

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22102
Ph. 703.847.5000

The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
Ph. 703.893.1340

Staybridge Suites-McLean
6845 Old Dominion Dr.
McLean, VA 22101
Ph. 703.448.5400

Embassy Suites Tysons Corner
8517 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Ph. 703.883.0707

Courtyard Tysons Corner Marriott
1960-A Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102
Ph. 703.790.0207

Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
Ph. 703.893.2100

Marriott Tysons Corner
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Ph. 703.734.3200

Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner
8301 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182
Ph. 703.760.9777

Homewood Suites Falls Church
8130 Porter Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Ph. 703.560.6644