Getting to NHD

four students carrying an exhibit at National History Day 2013

Approximately 40 Vermonters from across the state attend NHD each year. Some drive to College Park, Maryland; others fly or take the train. Some stay on or near campus; others stay in Washington, D.C. Once you are there, the Metro is a great way to get around town.

Map of University of Maryland, College Park Campus

Getting to NHD Registration

Registration is in the Stamp Student Union. Look for the stairs or elevator to take you up to the Colony Ballroom on the 2nd floor. The street address of Stamp Student Union is 3972 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Please note that parking on the UMD Campus in 2023 will be limited. If you purchase housing packages, parking is included in the rate, and they will have parking spots near the dorms. To give everyone not staying on campus an equal opportunity to purchase parking permits, the link and information on purchasing parking passes will be available on the NHD website ( on Wednesday, May 17.

Pending availability, representatives from the Department of Transportation Services will be available at registration on Saturday & Sunday (June 10 & 11) to answer questions & sell passes. Beginning Monday, guests should pre-purchase permits online or park in designated visitor parking lots and pay the hourly/daily fee. Permits may be purchased at the Department of Transportation’s office in Regents Drive Garage during business hours, 8:15 am - 4:00 pm.

Getting around during NHD

Use the TerpNav Pedestrian Map System to get around campus.

Use the WMATA Metro System to get to and from Washington, D.C.

The National Contest site has the most up-to-date information on travel options for getting to/from Campus: 

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