Visiting NIMS? Use this information to arrive and make the most of your time here.

Getting here:

NIMS Address
10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA
Airport Phone: (703) 417-8000
Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD
Airport Phone: (703) 572-2700
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI
Airport Phone: (410) 859-7111 or (800) 435-9294
Free parking is available in the outside lot. Use Google Maps for custom directions.
The closest Metro station is Vienna/Fairfax-GMU, at the end of the Orange line. It is about a 3.5 mile drive away via I-66. Visit WMATA’s trip planner for bus information and custom directions.

Hotel information:

Residence Inn Fairfax City, a 5-minute walk from the Education Center, has a special rate for NIMS visitors.

To reserve via phone:
Call 1 (888) 236-2427 and mention National Institute for Metalworking Skills when booking at the Residence Inn Fairfax City.

To reserve online:
Navigate to the hotel’s promotional code page and enter NIMS’ 3-digit code provided in your registration confirmation in the corporate/promotional code field.

Dining and local attractions:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the workshop for attendees. Please make sure that we are aware of any food allergies or dietary restrictions by including that information while registering or by contacting Rebekah Hutton at

If you are interested in learning about local attractions and nearby restaurants, check out the Fairfax County tourism website.