Visiting Us

Considering a visit to Y‑12? If so, here are a few things you will want to know before your visit.

First and foremost, the Y‑12 National Security Complex resides in an especially beautiful part of our state in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Mountains. Y‑12 is located in the City of Oak Ridge, just minutes away from downtown hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

Before your visit, your Y‑12 host or contact will make arrangements for you with Y‑12 Visitor Services. And, because Y‑12 plays an integral role in our nation’s nuclear defense policies and we have some of the most stringent security in the world, we ask that you become acquainted with our most basic security and safety rules and procedures before visiting.

Something all visitors need to know: because of our responsibilities to our national security, not all areas of Y‑12 will be available to you. We hope you will respect and understand our commitment to these responsibilities.

Upon arrival to the Y‑12 Complex, please check in with Visitor Services located in the New Hope Center on Scarboro Road. There are procedures and paperwork that will need to be completed before you access the Complex, so please check in with Visitor Services at least 30 minutes before any meeting you might have scheduled at Y‑12, and we will get you set up for an enjoyable visit. Office hours for Visitor Services are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Y‑12 Visitor Services, New Hope Center, 602 Scarboro Road, phone 865.574.3280, fax 865.574.7200.