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Atlanta (Region IV) Training Facility
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street SW
Room 18T20
Atlanta, GA 30303

Important!
Before entering the building, you must show a valid photo ID to receive a visitors pass at the security desk.

Car   Train

Traveling on I-75 or I-85 south from Marietta, Greenville, Chattanooga:

  • Exit the Freeway at Williams St. (Exit 249C) and follow Williams St. to Andrew Young International Blvd.
  • Turn right on International Blvd. and follow it to Techwood Dr.
  • Turn left on Techwood, go to Marietta St., and turn left.
  • Follow Marietta St. to Forsyth St. and turn right.
  • The Atlanta Federal Center is located on the right, at the corner of Forsyth and Alabama Streets and behind McDonald's.

Traveling on I-75 or I-85 north from Macon, Montgomery, Columbus, Tampa:

  • Exit the freeway at Butler/JW Dobbs St. (Exit 248D).
  • Make a left off the freeway. You will be on Edgewood Avenue.
  • Keep straight on Edgewood Ave., which turns into Marietta St. after the Peachtree Street intersection.
  • Once on Marietta Street, make the first available left turn, at Forsyth Street.
  • The Atlanta Federal Center entrance is located on the right, at the corner of Forsyth and Alabama Streets and behind McDonald's.

Traveling on I-20 east (Birmingham, Tuscaloosa).

  • Exit the freeway at Windsor St./Spring St./Turner Field Stadium (Exit 56B).
  • Make a left at the traffic light and stay to the right.
  • Turn right on Mitchell St., make a left at the traffic light onto Forsyth Street, and go one block.
  • The Atlanta Federal Center is located at the corner of Forsyth and Alabama Streets and behind McDonald's.

Traveling on I-20 west (Augusta, Columbia)

  • Exit from I-20 onto I-75/I-85 North "Greenville/Chattanooga" (Exit 57).
  • Once on I-75/I-85, exit immediately at Butler/JW Dobbs St. (Exit 248D).
  • Make a left off the freeway. You will be on Edgewood Avenue.
  • Keep straight on Edgewood Avenue, which turns into Marietta Street after the Peachtree Street intersection.
  • Make a left at Forsyth Street.
  • The Atlanta Federal Center is located on the right, between Forsyth and Alabama Streets and behind McDonalds.

Parking
There is a public parking lot located behind the Atlanta Federal Center, at the end of Alabama Street. There is also a lot south of the center on Forsyth Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard, as well as a small lot on the north side of our building. Rates range between $4.50 and $15.00 per day.

 

Directions to the training facility via MARTA

  • Get off the train at the "Five Points" MARTA Station.
  • Exit the station onto Forsyth Street and turn left.
  • The Atlanta Federal Center entrance is located at the corner of Forsyth and Alabama Streets, behind McDonald's.
  Airport
 

Transportation by air

The Atlanta area is served by the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. Hartsfield is located off of Interstate 85, approximately 15 miles south of downtown Atlanta. Taxi cabs, hotel shuttles, and other forms of ground transportation are available from the airport to the downtown area. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) rapid rail line airport station is located in the airport terminal and will take you downtown for $2.50. MARTA's central downtown station, Five Points, is located across the street from our offices in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center.

Local Hotels:
These are in walking distance of the training facility, between five and fifteen minutes away.

  • Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
    267 Marietta St.
    (404) 223-2300
  • Omni Hotel at CNN Center
    Corner of Marietta and Techwood
    (405) 659-0000
  • Westin Peachtree Plaza
    210 Peachtree St.
    (404) 659-1400
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown
    181 Peachtree St.
    (404) 659-0400

More hotels

Note:
Due to the large number of participant requests for lodging information, we offer the names and phone numbers of local hotels to assist you in making your travel arrangements while staying in the Atlanta area. Our list is not all-inclusive, and no endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education is intended.

For additional resources, you may also wish to check the following links:

Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority—MARTA:
MARTA Home Page

Atlanta Area Map


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