To Forest Glen
Reed Army Medical Center's Forest Glen section is located in
Silver Spring, Md., approximately four miles north of the main
post. Forest Glen has a land area of 164 acres. It includes
a contemporary area, adjacent to a mixed commercial district,
and a historic district located in the wooded area that borders
the Capital Beltway (I-495).
area is home to the Walter reed Army Institute of Research and
Naval Medical Research Institute. Forest Glen also includes
a large outdoor recreation and picnic area, child development
center, a fabric care facility, the motor pool, installation
support functions, and a modern shopping complex. The shopping
center includes a post exchange, commissary, clothing sales
store, bowling alley, arts and crafts shop and Fisher House.
The shopping complex serves not only Walter Reed and National
Naval medical Center service members, but much of the large
retired military community of greater Washington.
historic district is located on a 27-acre parcel of land called
the National Park Seminary Historic District. The department of
the Army has declared this property excess, pending transfer to
the General Services Administration to find a new owner. This
district was once an exclusive private "finishing school"
for young women. The buildings have a unique collection of architecture
styles, including a Dutch windmill, Swiss chalet, Japanese pagoda,
an Italian villa and an English castle.