FREEDM Systems Center welcomes visitors to come explore our state-of-the-art research facilities located on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Whether you’re a student considering one of our programs or an industry partner interested in our research - we’d love to show you around. Please complete this tour request form and someone will be in touch.

FREEDM Center Information


Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. Closed University Holidays.


Suite 100, Keystone Science Center
1791 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606




Visitor Parking is available at no cost at the Keystone Science Center. Please contact Ken Dulaney to arrange for visitor parking. You may also receive a parking pass for our deck at the front desk. Visitor parking for NC State on North, Central and Centennial Campus is available for $2.00 per hour in the pay lots which accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash is not accepted.


The Keystone Science Center is at the corner of Varsity and Main Campus. We are diagonal from the ABB building, across Main Campus from Lexis Nexis and across Varsity from Venture III. FREEDM is located in Suite 100.

From Chapel Hill, Durham and RDU Airport via I-40

Take Gorman Street exit. Turn left onto Gorman. Turn right at second light onto Avent Ferry Road. Pass Trailwood Drive (light) and turn right at next light onto Varsity Drive.

I-40 coming West

Take Lake Wheeler Road Exit; turn right onto Lake Wheeler. Turn left at first light onto Centennial Parkway; follow to end. Turn left on Avent Ferry Rd. Turn left at first light onto Varsity Drive.

Inside the Raleigh Beltline

Take Western Boulevard to Avent Ferry Road. Turn south (downhill). Turn left at the second light onto Varsity Drive.

For a printout of directions and maps, download this PDF.


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