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Aberdeen Proving Ground: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Aberdeen Proving Ground: In-Depth Welcome CenterAberdeen Proving Ground: In-Depth Welcome Center

Aberdeen Proving Ground: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction 

Welcome to Aberdeen Proving Ground, a 72,000 acre complex located in Hartford County, Maryland along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Established by President Woodrow Wilson on October 20, 1917, Aberdeen Proving Ground hosts more than 19,500 civilians under its employment, more than 1,000 military personnel, and nearly 3,000 contractors and private business employees.

We hope this guide aids you as you get settled in at your new posting and helps remove some of the stress of moving.

1. Where Is Aberdeen Proving Ground?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Post
4. Entering Aberdeen Proving Ground and Post Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Aberdeen Proving Ground?
6. What Schools are Near Aberdeen Proving Ground?
7. What’s the Weather Like at Aberdeen Proving Ground?
8. Aberdeen Proving Ground Things to Do

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being.

Where Is Aberdeen Proving Ground?

Aberdeen Proving Ground North Visitor Center
Maryland Blvd.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-2330

Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday: 0600-1800

Aberdeen Proving Ground Map

Directions to Aberdeen Proving Ground

Driving Directions

From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

  1. Follow Airport Exit signs and take I-195 W.
  2. Take the MD-295/ Baltimore Washington Pkwy North exit
  3. Merge onto MD-295N
  4. Take the I-895/Harbor Tunnel Trwy exit
  5. Merge onto Harbor Tunnel Trwy
  6. Harbor Tunnel Trwy becomes I-95 N (Portions toll)
  7. Take I-95 North to exit 80 (Riverside/Churchville)
  8. Follow MD-543 South for about 1.2 miles to US-40 East
  9. Take US-40 East towards Aberdeen
  10. Exit onto MD-715 and proceed to the 715/Maryland Avenue Gate

From Washington, D.C.

  1. Take I-95 N, I-95 Express Toll and I-95 N to MD-543 S/Riverside Pkwy in Abingdon
  2. Take exit 80 from I-95 N
  3. Continue on MD-543 S/Riverside Pkwy
  4. Turn right onto US-40 E/S Philadelphia Blvd
  5. Take the MD-715 E exit toward Aberdeen Proving Ground
  6. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for APG Visitors & Deliveries
  7. Continue onto MD-715 E/Aberdeen Trwy/Short Ln
  8. Turn right onto Combat Drive
  9. Turn left onto Michaelsville Rd
  10. Turn right onto Trench Warfare Range Rd
  11. Continue straight
  12. Turn right onto Bomb Proof Rd
  13. Turn left onto Aberdeen Proving Ground

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  1. Get on I-676/US-30 E
  2. Turn right onto the I-676 E/US-30 E ramp to I-95
  3. Follow I-95 S to Halls Cross Roads
  4. Take exit 85 for MD-22 toward Aberdeen/Churchville
  5. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for MD-122
  6. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto MD-132 E/MD-22 E/Aberdeen Thruway/Churchville Rd
  7. Turn right onto N Rogers St
  8. Turn left toward N Philadelphia Blvd
  9. Turn right onto N Philadelphia Blvd
  10. Turn left onto Old Philadelphia Rd
  11. Turn left onto MD-715 E/Aberdeen Trwy/Short Ln
  12. Turn right onto Combat Drive
  13. Turn left onto Michaelsville Rd
  14. Turn right onto Trench Warfare Range Rd
  15. Continue straight
  16. Turn right onto Bomb Proof Rd
  17. Turn left onto Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Station in Aberdeen, MD 

  1. Head northeast on S Philadelphia Blvd toward Custis St
  2. Make a U-turn at Apg Rd
  3. Turn left onto Old Philadelphia Rd
  4. Turn left onto MD-715 E/Aberdeen Trwy/Short Ln
  5. Turn right onto Combat Drive
  6. Turn left onto Michaelsville Rd
  7. Turn right onto Trench Warfare Range Rd
  8. Continue straight
  9. Turn right onto Bomb Proof Rd
  10. Turn left onto Aberdeen Proving Ground

Flights To Aberdeen Proving Ground

More than likely, you will be flying through Baltimore Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland, since it is the closest airport to Aberdeen Proving Ground. You can grab Taxi and other car transportation services, such as Lyft and Uber, from the airport to the main gate of the post.

Amtrak Station Near Aberdeen Proving Ground

Amtrak/MARC Station
18 E Bel Air Ave.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (800) 872-7245

Greyhound Bus Station Near Aberdeen Proving Ground

Greyhound: Bus Station
18 W Bel Air Ave.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
b 1 (800) 231-2222

Aberdeen Proving Ground Transportation Office

Aberdeen Proving Ground Household Goods/Transportation Office
Building #4305
Aberdeen, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 306-2056

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 0730-1630
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Entering Aberdeen Proving Ground and Post Amenities

Entering Aberdeen Proving Ground and Post Amenities

All drivers on post must have a valid military ID, veterans or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and a valid driver’s insurance card. Visitors who do not have official US Government identification must enter through the Visitor Center at the MD-715 Gate (Maryland Ave). Photo identification, vehicle registration, and building number of your destination are required at the Visitor Center in order to obtain a Visitor Badge.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Permanent Party new arrivals will report to the Military Personnel Office at 8:00 the first duty day of arrival. In order to sign in you must have: five copies of your orders; any applicable military leave paperwork; any updates DEERS/RAPIDS where applicable for births, marriage, or divorce en route to APG; your 201 File; your original and DA Form 31; all necessary documentation to complete Officer/Enlisted Records Brief and iPERMS Audit; and your Request and Authority for Leave Form. Additionally, in order to complete your in-processing you are required to have your medical and dental records, finance receipts and paperwork, as well as a proper military uniform.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Visitor Center

APG Visitor Control Center
MD 715 Gate – Maryland Boulevard
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-2330

Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday: 0600-1600

DEERS Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Proving Ground ID Card & DEERS Office
Janet Barr Support Building
4305 Susquehanna Ave.
Aberdeen, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 306-2404

DEERS Aberdeen Proving Ground Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0800 – 1630
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Aberdeen Proving Ground Gate Hours

Aberdeen Proving Ground has two access regions considered APG North and APG South, with two gates in each. The Main MD 715 Gate is the location of the Visitor Control Center.

  • MD 715 (Maryland Blvd) Gate – Main Gate: Open 24/7
  • MD 22 (Harford Blvd) Gate: Mon-Sun 0500-0000
  • Route 24 (Hoadley Rd) Gate: Open 24/7
  • Wise Rd Gate: Mon-Fri 0600-1800

Aberdeen Proving Ground Commissary

APG Commissary

Aberdeen Proving Ground Commissary 
2409 Aberdeen Blvd.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-3101

APG Commissary Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 0900 – 1900
  • Wednesday-Friday: 1000 – 1900
  • Saturday: 900 – 1900
  • Sunday: 1000 – 1700

Aberdeen Proving Ground BX

Building #2401
Aberdeen, MD, 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 272-6828

Aberdeen Proving Ground Exchange Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 1000 – 1800
  • Saturday: 1000 – 1630
  • Sunday: 1000 – 1600

Aberdeen Proving Ground Barber Shops

Aberdeen Proving Ground Barber Shops 

Building 2401
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 272-7886

Aberdeen Proving Ground Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0900 – 1530
  • Saturday – Sunday: 1000 – 1500

Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Office

Building 2201
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-7967

Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Office Building 2201 Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0900 – 1600
  • Saturday: 1000 – 1200
  • Sunday: Closed

Building E4405
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 676-1905

Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Office Building E4405 Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0900 – 1600
  • Saturday: 1000 – 1200
  • Sunday: Closed

Aberdeen Proving Ground Finance Office

Aberdeen Proving Ground Finance Office

Building 4305
Aberdeen, MD, United States 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 306-2364

Aberdeen Proving Ground Finance Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0800  – 1630
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Building 4305, Room 346
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-1583

Aberdeen Proving Ground Legal Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1600
  • Friday – Sunday: Closed

Aberdeen Proving Ground Library

Building 3326
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen, MD 21005
Phone: 1 (410) 278-3417

Aberdeen Proving Ground Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 1130 – 1830
  • Friday – Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1300 – 1700

Aberdeen Proving Ground Hotels

Aberdeen Proving Ground Hotels 

Aberdeen Proving Ground has several hotel selections. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you or your family members need a stay at one of the hotels near the post.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

20 Newton Rd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (410) 272-0203

Bay Side Inn & Suites

424 S Philadelphia Blvd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (410) 272-3666

Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen
1050 Beards Hill Rd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (410) 272-1777

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen-Chesapeake House
1007 Beards Hill Rd.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (410) 272-8100

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Aberdeen-APG
793 W Bel Air Ave
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 1 (410) 273-2000

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Aberdeen Proving Ground Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Aberdeen Proving Ground?

Where Should I Live Near Aberdeen Proving Ground?

If you’re considering living on post, check out the available on-post housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off post.

Major Cities Near Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Proving Ground offers many choices on where to live that will be convenient and not far from the post.

Best Places to Live Near Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen

Aberdeen has several desirable, family-friendly neighborhoods for those who are stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground. These neighborhoods are only a short drive to post and offer a variety of reasonably priced rentals and homes for sale.

Baltimore

Some people may prefer the city life and choose to live a little farther from the post in Baltimore. Baltimore is still within an hour’s drive of Aberdeen Proving Ground, and although the commute is a longer drive than the neighborhoods of Aberdeen, Baltimore boasts a wide array of restaurants, sports venues, museums, concert venues, and a whole lot more. Just keep in mind that prices for homes and rentals in Baltimore far exceed the prices in Aberdeen. 

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale at AHRN.com.

Hot Tip: Look for Aberdeen Proving Ground homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Schools

Aberdeen Proving Ground Schools

There are no schools on post at Aberdeen Proving Ground. However, children living on APG North will either attend Roye-Williams Elementary, Aberdeen Middle School or Aberdeen High School. Children living on APG South or Edgewood Area will attend Edgewood Elementary, Edgewood Middle or Edgewood High School. School bus transportation is provided for students, and each of these public schools provides breakfast and lunch daily.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Weather

Aberdeen Proving Ground Weather

The weather around Aberdeen Proving Ground sees a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. The months of May, June, and September boast the most pleasant weather conditions. July is the hottest month of the year in the area, with high temperatures averaging around 87.4 degrees. February is generally the snowiest month of the year, with snowfall averaging 6.3 inches. Humidity around Aberdeen Proving Ground is low for most of the year, but August is typically the most humid month for the area.

Aberdeen Proving Ground Things to Do

With Aberdeen Proving Ground less than an hour drive from Baltimore and less than a two hour drive from Washington, D.C., you will never have a shortage of options on weekends. Both cities offer multiple sporting events nearly year-round, as well as impressive parks, concert venues, museums, aquariums, and so much more. If you’re wanting to keep things more local, you’ll be happy to know that there is still a lot in and around Aberdeen, including parks, shopping, dining, and a host of other family-friendly options.

Suggested Reads: 18 of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Things to Do and 20 of the Best Aberdeen Proving Ground Restaurants

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Aberdeen Proving Ground at MyBaseGuide.

Conclusion 

Relocating is often a stressful experience, but we hope that this guide has helped give you a clearer idea of what to expect at your new post and in the surrounding areas. We hope that you enjoy your new adventure at Aberdeen Proving Ground, whether you settle down in one of the quaint neighborhoods of Aberdeen or you decide that the city life of Baltimore is more your speed.

 

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Last Updated: 9/27/2021

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